Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Pilot killed in single-engine plane crash
First Published Nov 15 2012 08:33 pm • Last Updated Nov 16 2012 07:37 am

A man died Thursday when his single-engine plane crashed in a remote area north of Morgan.

The man, who was not immediately identified, left the Morgan County Airport for Logan at 6:30 a.m. but never arrived. His family, with some pilot friends, started looking for him and spotted his crashed plane about five miles north of the Morgan airport, said Morgan County sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Grose.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

They called 911 about 4 p.m., and an hour and a half later, the deputies found the man’s body and aircraft in a remote area of mountains and canyons. The man was the only one on board.

The sheriff’s office held off identifying the man, who is about 50, until more family members have been notified, though Grose said that he was a very experienced pilot, having flown in the military and privately.

Emergency responders reached the remote crash site by helicopter or all-terrain vehicles. As of 8 p.m., they were still working on recovering the body.

Once deputies document the scene, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will take over the investigation.

mmcfall@sltrib.com




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.