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No one injured after small plane goes down in Juab County

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Dec. 3, 2019 at 6:57 p.m. | Posted - Dec. 3, 2019 at 5:58 p.m.

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NEPHI — No one was injured after a small plane went down in Juab County on Tuesday afternoon, authorities confirmed.

Two men — a pilot and copilot — were in the plane, a small bush aircraft designed for making short landings, according to Juab County Sheriff Doug Anderson. Both men are from Nephi and neither was injured, he said; he did not identify them.

The pilot was practicing touch-and-go landing procedures north of Mona Reservoir when the plane hit the ground and flipped over, landing upside down, Anderson said. Authorities were first notified about the crash about 4:40 p.m.

The plane took off from Nephi Municipal Airport and was scheduled to return there, Anderson said.

It is not known why the plane flipped over. The pilot is very familiar with the procedure, Anderson said. Weather was calm and clear at the time of the crash and does not appear to be a factor, he said.

The Federal Aviation Administration will take over the crash investigation.

Contributing: Scott Bigger, KSL


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