Memorial services being planned for plane crash victims

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(KSL and AP) Today begins day three for National Transportation Safety Board investigators in Moab searching for what caused a plane there to go down, killing all 10 people on board.

The investigators are expecting to have a preliminary report on the crash out in the next four days, but finding the exact cause of the crash could take up to a year.

Meanwhile, the community of Cedar City is in mourning. So is the nearby town of Hurricane, where one of the victims went to church.

Michael Gardner, a Hurricane LDS bishop, said, "You can feel the community has a little different, a little bit of gloom to it, a little bit of heartache because of what happened."

The Leavitt Group, an insurance conglomerate that owned the airplane, was organizing a memorial for Monday night on an outdoor quad at Southern Utah University.

Cedar City Mayor Gerald R. Sherratt said the city would hold another memorial Thursday at the university's arena.

Federal investigators were moving the shattered, blackened pieces of the plane to Cedar City for study from the crash site about two miles from Canyonlands field airport near Moab.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

One of the victims of this plane crash is Dallin Ellsworth. His wife is due to have a baby in a few weeks. A fund has been set up at Zions Bank in the name of "Kamber Ellsworth donations" for Dallin's wife, Kamber and the baby.


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