2 Utahns die in plane crash in San Juan County

(Courtesy Grand County Sheriff's Office) The Grand County Sheriff's Office on June 30, 2019, said it was looking for a plane that was overdue to return to Moab, Utah. The sheriff's office provided this photo with its news release.

Two Utahns were found dead Monday in the southeastern part of the state in the wreckage of a plane that had been reported missing a day earlier.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Kevin Carroll, 53, of Moab, and Jay Camberlango, 42, of Lindon. Carroll’s company, Carroll Drilling LLC, is listed as the owner of a single-engine, two-seat experimental airplane.

The plane was found about 8 a.m. Monday in the northern end of San Juan County, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter had been searching for the airplane. The news release said it was personnel from that agency that hiked to the wreck and confirmed the fatalities.

No agency has said what caused the crash.

A news release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said the airplane left Moab about 8 a.m. Sunday and was expected back by noon. The news release said private, volunteer airplanes began searching Sunday afternoon and stopped at dark.

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