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Small plane crashes in southern Utah, killing 2

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A single-engine North American Navion plane crashed in Iron County on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, killing its pilot and passenger.

Iron County Sheriff’s Office

CEDAR CITY — A single-engine North American Navion plane crashed in Iron County on Sunday, killing its pilot and passenger, authorities confirmed.

The plane struck a 300-foot-tall communications tower about 5 miles south of the Cedar City Regional Airport near 6500 W. 4000 South about 9:30 a.m., said Iron County Sheriff’s Lt. Del Schlosser.

First responders found two men, ages 52 and 63, dead at the scene. Their names were not immediately released. They were not from Iron County, Schlosser said.

“Our thoughts and prayer are with the families of the victims at this time,” Schlosser said in a statement.

The pilot was flying from Strawberry Valley Estates Airport in Alton, Kane County, to the Cedar City Regional Airport, according to Ian Gregor, public affairs manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Pacific Division.

“The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will determine a probable cause of the accident,” Gregor said.

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A single-engine North American Navion plane crashed in Iron County on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, killing its pilot and passenger.

Iron County Sheriff’s Office