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Small plane crashes near Hardware Ranch in Cache County

(Shara Park, KSL TV)

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HYRUM, Cache County — A small plane crashed Thursday morning near Hardware Ranch in the Blacksmith Fork Canyon area of Cache County, officials said.

The crash happened about four miles east of Hardware Ranch, officials said. Another pilot saw the plane go down about 10:15 a.m. and alerted authorities, according to Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen. A medical helicopter quickly found the plane and pilot, who was alert but injured. The pilot was quickly transported to McKay-Dee Hospital after medical personnel stabilized him.

The pilot was then flown to a Wasatch Front-area hospital, according to Cache County Sheriff's Office officials.

The name of the pilot and cause of the crash have not yet been released. The investigation has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration, officials said.

Contributing: Shara Park, KSL TV



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