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Loss of power may have led to deadly plane crash

Loss of power may have led to deadly plane crash

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(KSL News) An investigation is ongoing today into a plane crash that killed one Salt Lake City firefighter and injured two others.

The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office tells the Salt Lake Tribune that the Cessna 172 may have lost power during flight, forcing the pilot to try to make an emergency landing in the moments before the crash. It is not clear what would have caused that power loss.

Twenty-five-year-old Dylan Hopkins died in that crash. Bryon Meyer and Craig Weaver were injured.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has ordered all flags at all Salt Lake City fire stations be flown at half-staff until after Hopkins' burial.

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