2 taken to hospital following plane crash in Wendover

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WENDOVER — Two people were transported to a hospital from the site of a plane crash at the Wendover airport Thursday night.

The pilot of a Cessna 172 was practicing touch-and-go landings on the main runway, successfully executing one but hitting the ground during a second attempt, Wendover Airport Manager James Petersen confirmed Thursday.

"My crew out there heard a boom and the plane had hit the ground somewhat southwest of the main runway," Petersen said.

Both occupants were taken by ambulance, Petersen said. No details about their conditions were available.

The crash will not delay traffic at the airport, including commercial flights, Petersen said. The airport is located on the Utah side of the state line in Wendover.

It is common for pilots of all skill levels to practice touch-and-go landings, Petersen said. No details about the pilot's experience level was released.

More details will be reported as they become available.

Contributing: Sara Jarman

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