A small plane struck a billboard and then crashed beside the freeway in Weber County on Sunday afternoon, FOX 13 reports. Roy police say two men on board were injured. But their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. A third person, a bystander, was hospitalized after inhaling smoke from the crash scene.
Around 3:30 p.m., the single-engine Piper Cherokee crashed between I-15 and 1-84, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA says the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Ogden-Hinckley Airport. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, which will likely take about a year to complete.
Southbound 1-15 is closed because of the crash, says the Utah Highway Patrol. Drivers are asked to use I-84 and surface streets or avoid the area entirely.
KUTV reports that the plane is registered to Axiom Aviation, an Ogden flight school.
A plane with the same tail number made an emergency landing in the same area last year.
No one was hurt in that incident.
See more at FOX 13.
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