Extricating pilot from plane crash in North Logan took 6 hours, official says

The pilot was killed on impact and was the only person in the aircraft when it went down.

A small plane crashed into a house in North Logan, Logan Police dispatch confirmed Saturday night.

The pilot of the single-engine plane was killed on impact, according to Craig Humphreys, assistant chief of the Logan Fire Department. The pilot, who has not been identified, was the only person in the plane, Humphreys said. He added that nobody was home at the time of the crash.

Humphreys said the house is new and that the occupants moved in less than a month ago. Most of the damage, which is estimated to cost about $100,000, was done to a roof over a porch.

A 911 call about the crash at a home near 2200 Meadow Lark Lane came in at 8:39 p.m. Responders, including a technical rescue team, extracted the pilot from the plane with difficulty. Eventually, a crane was brought in to secure the aircraft to complete extrication and to lower the plane from the house down to the yard. The operation took roughly six hours to complete, Humphreys said.

Humphreys added that the crash site was too far from the Logan-Cache Airport for the pilot to have been attempting to take off or land there.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

— Tribune reporter Julie Jag contributed to this story.