News / Utah / 

Plane that went down apparently clipped mountain

Plane that went down apparently clipped mountain

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL News) Improper clearance is being blamed for an August plane crash that killed three men near Monticello.

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the plane was flying low at the time of the crash, and that the pilot did not maintain a proper distance from terrain while maneuvering. The wing of the plane then clipped a mountain, causing the plane to go down.

Plane that went down apparently clipped mountain

Blanding City Council members Eric Johnson and Brian Bayles, and former councilman Kim Acton were killed in the crash.

Related links

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast