Searchers have recovered most of the plane wreckage strewn across Utah Lake when a twin-engine Cessna crashed last week.
The six-passenger aircraft, with two Salt Lake men aboard, sent a distress call to the Provo Municipal Airport Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. One of the plane's engines apparently caught fire, and the Cessna went down about a mile north of the Provo Boat Harbor. Both passengers, Paul Rossiter, 31, and Travis Gurr, 29, were killed.Several pieces of the plane, including both engines, a wing, tail section and cabin area, were found Sunday, said Utah County Sheriff's Lt. Dick Castro.
On Monday, a wing of the Cessna was located, and Castro said the wing exhibited charring, which indicated a fire prior to impact.
Victims' remains were located Sunday and Monday and turned over to the state medical examiner for identification. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have taken possession of the aircraft wreckage in an attempt to determine the cause of the crash.
Attempts to recover the bodies and parts of the aircraft last week were unsuccessful because of poor weather and the large area over which the parts were scattered.