Cedar City Man Survives Plane Crash

Cedar City Man Survives Plane Crash

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- A Cedar City man whose small plane ran out of fuel and crashed in the Nevada mountains just west of the Utah line was found alive, apparently with only a scratch on his face.

Rescue workers were able to contact Michael Seo via mobile phone, and they found him five to 10 miles from the crash site in the Nevada's Wilson Creek Range on Monday evening, said Sgt. Kerry Lee of the Lincoln County sheriff's office in Nevada.

The crash was reported about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

"It looked like it came down, and trees took off the wing," Lee said. "Volunteers hiked to the crash site, and the fuselage was still intact. We figured with the fuselage in good shape, it was a survivable crash."

There was no blood at the crash site and it appeared Seo had opened the plane's door and taken food and belongings from a backpack, Lee said.

Seo seemed in good spirits and appeared to have only a scratch on his face, Lee said.


Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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