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Pilot injured after single-engine plane crashes on roof of building

An airplane crashed near the Spanish Fork Airport on the roof of Mountain Country Foods in Spanish Fork on Friday.

An airplane crashed near the Spanish Fork Airport on the roof of Mountain Country Foods in Spanish Fork on Friday. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)


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SPANISH FORK — Police and first responders are at the scene of an airplane crash on the roof of a Spanish Fork building that sent a man to the hospital.

An airplane crashed around 12:45 p.m. Friday afternoon near Mountain Country Foods, which is located near 185 East and 1600 North in Spanish Fork, according to a statement from the Spanish Fork Police Department.

Police, fire crews and paramedics were sent to the scene, where they used a ladder truck to get on top of the building's roof. There, they found a single-engine airplane with a 77-year-old man inside, police said.

An airplane crashed near the Spanish Fork Airport on the roof of Mountain Country Foods in Spanish Fork on Friday.
An airplane crashed near the Spanish Fork Airport on the roof of Mountain Country Foods in Spanish Fork on Friday. (Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

The man was taken out of the airplane and flown via helicopter to a local hospital. He was in critical condition, though police said they don't believe his injuries were considered to be life-threatening. Several employees were working in the building at the time of the crash, though no other injuries were reported.

Police say the crash caused damage to the roof of the building, though an estimated cost of the damage was unknown. A view from KSL-TV's Chopper 5 shows a plane broken into several pieces on the roof.

The cause of the crash was not known as of Friday, and the crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Spanish Fork Municipal Airport is located just northwest of the crash site.

This story will be updated.

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