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Two uninjured after homemade plane makes crash landing in Emery County

MEXICAN MOUNTAIN, Emery County — Two Utah men are uninjured after the homemade plane they were flying made a crash landing in a remote area of Emery County.

According to Emery County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Janalee Luke, the pilot, a 57-year-old man from Heber City, and the passenger, a 59-year-old man from Park City, made a hard landing short of the runway at Mexican Mountain Airstrip, located 16 miles east of Swinging Bridge on the San Rafael Desert.

According to the pilot, the plane stalled as they approached the runway and made a hard landing.

The homemade plane, built 18 years ago, sustained significant damage, Luke said.

The men were transported to the Price airport by Guardian Air, according to Luke.

Sheriff's office and search and rescue personnel also responded, she said.

— DAPHNE CHEN