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2 dead after small plane crashes near Cedar City

By Graham Dudley and Jen Riess, KSL.com | Updated - Aug. 2, 2020 at 4:21 p.m. | Posted - Aug. 2, 2020 at 1:06 p.m.

HAMILTON FORT, Iron County — Officials say a single-engine plane crashed Sunday morning near Cedar City, killing both occupants.

The crash occurred about 8:45 a.m., according to Iron County Sheriff's Lt. Del Schlosser. The crash occurred near Hamilton Fort, he said, just 5 miles south of the Cedar City Regional Airport.

The plane hit a 300-foot tall communications tower near 6500 West and 4000 South.

Two people were on board the aircraft and both have died, Schlosser said. The men were 52 and 63 years old. Neither are from the Iron County area.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane was a North American Navion that was flying from to the Cedar City Regional Airport from the Strawberry Valley Estates Airport in Alton.

The FAA will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it on-site, Gregor said. The National Transportation Safety Board is in charge of the investigation; no cause has yet been determined.

Graham Dudley
Jen Riess

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