Three Killed in Crash of Twin-Engine Plane

Three Killed in Crash of Twin-Engine Plane

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(Provo-AP) -- Three Utah County men -- two flying instructors and a student pilot -- were killed when their twin-engine plane crashed in a pasture one mile north of the Provo airport.

The Cessna 310 apparently was in trouble and on final approach to land when it crashed into the field about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, witnesses said.

The victims were identified as Michael Burk, of Pleasant Grove, Todd Heiner, of Provo, and Jared Jorgensen, of Orem. All three were experienced pilots, according to a Utah County Sheriff's Department statement Friday.

The plane had been rented by the student from Advantage Aviation for a couple of hours of training, said Rod Jones, co-owner of the flying service based at the Provo Municipal Airport.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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