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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- A University of North Dakota associate professor and his brother are hospitalized after a small plane crash in Utah.
John Bridewell and his brother, Duncan, are reported in fair condition in a Salt Lake City hospital.
Carbon County Sheriff's Capt. Guy Adams says Duncan Bridewell told investigators his brother decided to do a controlled crash landing Sunday afternoon because the plane struggling to regain altitude in a canyon about 40 miles from Price, Utah.
Adams said Duncan Bridewell told authorities the Piper Cherokee struck a rock, rupturing the gas line and setting the passenger compartment on fire.
Adams said a rafting group helped rescue the brothers but the rocky terrain slowed the recovery effort. He said the fire from the crash burned about six acres.
Information from: Grand Forks Herald
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