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4 KILLED IN PLANE CRASH OUTSIDE OF CEDAR CITY

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Four persons were killed when their twin-engine plane crashed Wednesday night about two miles east of Cedar City.

The Iron County sheriff's office said the wreckage was spotted about one-half mile from Windy Ridge, at the 9,400-foot level.The identities of the victims were not immediately released.

Thursday morning three CAP planes began searching the rugged area around Cedar City for the plane, which dropped off radar after being cleared for landing at Cedar City.

The Piper Navajo, on a flight from Denver to Reno with four people aboard, disappeared in good weather at 10:19 p.m. Wednesday, said CAP Lt. Col. Jerry Wellman.

Wellman said the plane was over Milford when it radioed that it was turning back for a fuel stop. It was on approach to the Cedar City Airport when it disappeared.

According to Wellman, an emergency locator transmitter signal was picked up. CAP planes, working with the Iron County sheriff, circled the area about three or four miles northeast of Cedar City.