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4th person dies as result of West Jordan plane crash

(Jeffrey D. Allred, KSL, File)



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WEST JORDAN — A fourth person has died as a result of a small plane crash outside of a West Jordan home Saturday, authorities said Monday.

Mary Quintana, 72, died from injuries suffered after the plane crashed in the backyard of her home, located at 3847 Piccadilly Circle (8710 South). Family members confirmed Quintana's death on Monday.

Flowers, balloons and stuffed animals were placed outside the home where the crash happened to remember the four people who died, including Quintana. Margie Sanchez was among those who stopped by to add flowers and pay her respects to a friend she had known since they were both 6 years old.

“She was such a wonderful friend, so good-natured,” Sanchez said. “She was a friend to everyone. She would help you. If you needed anything, she would give it to you. I’m going to miss her terribly.”

Quintana lived at the home for about 20 years was on her home's deck when the plane went down shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Quintana's brother, Joe Murillo, told KSL over the weekend. Neighbors rushed in to help her escape from her home but she suffered severe burns as a result of the crash. She was hospitalized in critical condition before she died from injuries.

Cindy Waldron, Quintana’s friend and neighbor, said Quintana was "well-loved" in the neighborhood.

“She was a good friend and a good neighbor," Waldron added. “She was an amazing person and was a lot of fun to be with, and had a great personality.”

Federal aviation officials said a Piper PA-32 took off from South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan with the intention to fly to Page, Arizona. It crashed less than 2 miles southeast of the airport's runway.

Lee Wyckoff, 43, who was the pilot of the plane; his 9-month-old daughter, Coral Wyckoff; and Milda Shibonis, 36, were all pronounced dead Saturday.

Rebecca Wyckoff, 36, and Cody Mitchell, 2, were listed in critical condition Sunday. Both were passengers on the plane. No update was provided on their conditions Monday. A 12-year-old was also on the plane but walked away from the crash; she was treated and released at a hospital on Saturday.

It's still unknown what caused the plane to crash. National Transportation Safety Board officials told KSL TV earlier in the day that the wreckage was sent to a secure site in Arizona for further investigation. They said that COVID-19 concerns prevent them from conducting their final inspection in person but they have teams from various nationwide offices that can conduct crash examinations as a part of the investigation.

Officials said it may take one or two years for a full report on the crash to be completed.

Contributing: Dan Rascon, KSL TV

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