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Plane crash kills 2 men in mountains of eastern Utah

The wreckage of a Cessna 210 is pictured near Henefer, Morgan County, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. According to the FAA, the plane crashed under unknown circumstances in a mountainous area about 4 miles west of Henefer.
The wreckage of a Cessna 210 is pictured near Henefer, Morgan County, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. According to the FAA, the plane crashed under unknown circumstances in a mountainous area about 4 miles west of Henefer.
Winston Armani, Deseret News

HENEFER, Morgan County — Two men are dead after a small plane crashed in the mountains west of Henefer in eastern Utah Thursday.

The pilots aboard the single-engine Cessna, Samuel Cortright, 34, and Kenneth Cram, 60, died in the crash, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 3 a.m. Thursday, Morgan County sheriff’s deputies were notified of a possible missing plane. Deputies were not immediately able to locate the plane after obtaining its GPS coordinates due to the time of day, and it wasn’t until 8 a.m. that a landowner in the area found the plane.

The bodies of Cortright and Cram were recovered and taken to the state medical examiner’s office.

The wreckage of a Cessna 210 is pictured near Henefer, Morgan County, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. According to the FAA, the plane crashed under unknown circumstances in a mountainous area about 4 miles west of Henefer.
The wreckage of a Cessna 210 is pictured near Henefer, Morgan County, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. According to the FAA, the plane crashed under unknown circumstances in a mountainous area about 4 miles west of Henefer.
Winston Armani, Deseret News

The plane was registered out of Kansas.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.