A small plane crashed in the mountains south of Salt Lake City, resulting in the tragic deaths of two individuals and injuries to a third person. The incident occurred in a rugged, tree-covered area with light snow, east of Provo, around midday on Tuesday.
Upon reaching the crash site, Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon reported that the two individuals appeared to have died on impact, while the third person was found walking around. Rescue efforts were promptly initiated, with a helicopter airlifting the injured individual on a litter to a nearby hospital.
Sgt. Cannon expressed cautious optimism about the injured person’s condition, stating, “The fact that they’re walking around is at least an initial good sign. That person was still moving and talking.”
Details regarding the plane’s point of departure, destination, as well as the type of aircraft and the identities of the victims, have not been disclosed at this time. The crash has not yet been listed on the Federal Aviation Administration’s website documenting recent U.S. aviation incidents.
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Provo, a city with a population of approximately 100,000 people, is located 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City.