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Victims of Thursday plane crash in Hurricane identified

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HURRICANE — Two victims killed in a plane crash in Hurricane Thursday afternoon were identified by police Saturday.

Shawn Ackerman, 56, and Bonnie Ackerman, 49, both of Hurricane, were identified Saturday by Hurricane Police as the victims of Thursday's single-engine plane crash. Around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, dispatch received a call of a plane traveling very low before crashing into a remote area between Sullivan Knoll and Floratech Road in Hurricane, police said.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, which has been turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board, police said.

The family of the victims issued the following statement:

"Shawn and Bonnie Ackerman of Hurricane, Utah were involved in a fatal aircraft accident at approximately 1:30 PM on Thursday, December 10th. Further details are pending a complete investigation from the NTSB. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the 'Best Friends Animal Society' in Kanab, Utah at www.bestfriends.org/donate. Thank you for respecting the family's privacy in this time of mourning."

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