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Utahn Dies in S.C. Plane crash

Utahn Dies in S.C. Plane crash



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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- A small plane crash in South Carolina has killed two people on board, including a Utah man.

The single-engine plane went down near a grass landing strip south of Conway yesterday afternoon.

Deputies said 25-year-old Ryan J. Bunker of American Fork, Utah and 23-year-old Nicholas Garrett of Dalton, Georgia, were killed.

A fire spokesman said Garrett was flying the plane when it crashed, he was a student pilot.

Witnesses say the plane crashed nose first into the ground after making its second turn after take-off to pick up an advertising banner.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane and landing strip are owned by Sky Signs.

So far, officials don't know the cause of the crash.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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