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Two men were in serious condition after crashing an airplane 1 1/2 miles east of the Fillmore City Airport Tuesday evening, according to the Millard County Sheriff's Department.

Pilot Stanley McGowen, 43, of Baird, Texas, was admitted to LDS Hospital where he was listed in serious condition Wednesday. He remains in the medical surgical intensive care unit. Passenger Michael D. Thompson, 48, of Yuma, Ariz., entered the University of Utah Health Sciences Center with a left ankle injury and a fracture on the right femur.Eyewitnesses said the single-engine Cessna 170 attempted to make a low-level right turn and then fell to the ground at 3:30 p.m., according to a prepared statement read by sheriff's department dispatcher Diane Peterson.

The plane, en route to Alaska, crashed in a remote area about 500 feet east of I-15 and 100 yards from a residential home and did not harm anyone on the ground. The plane did not burst into flames.

The men were first taken to Fillmore Hospital before being transferred to hospitals in Salt Lake City.

The plane is being guarded overnight by Millard County Sheriff's Department and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the incident Wednesday.