Smoke From Calif. Wildfires Reported Near Site of Plane Crash

Smoke From Calif. Wildfires Reported Near Site of Plane Crash

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(KSL News) Smoke from the Southern California wildfires may have played a part in a fatal plane crash in Southern Utah.

A single-engine plane went down Friday night near the Kolob Reservoir in a remote northeast corner of Washington County.

Two brothers on board, Benjamin and James Timpson of Centennial Park, Ariz., were on their way to the Colorado City Airport from Bountiful. Both were killed.

An airport manager tells the Salt Lake Tribune that other pilots had reported severe visibility problems due to smoke from the California fires.

The crash is still being investigated.

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