Small plane with 4 aboard crashes after hitting power lines in West Jordan

Rescuers pull injured passengers from a small airplane which crashed near Airport #2 in West Jordan Friday night. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 11, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A small airplane with four people aboard crashed after hitting power lines near South Valley Regional Airport, also known as Airport #2, in West Jordan Friday night.

Witnesses told Gephardt Daily the single-engine aircraft appeared to experience some sort of engine problem shortly after take off.

The pilot was attempting to return to the airport when he was forced to take evasive action to keep from striking abandoned rail cars parked on a nearby rail spur.

The plane then clipped electrical wires and crash landed in a nearby field.

Two of those aboard the aircraft — 48-year-old male pilot and 28-year-old male passenger — were treated for injuries before being transported by ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

Two others passengers walked away uninjured.

Unified firefighters render first aid to the victim of a a small plane near Airport #2 in West Jordan Friday night. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

Gephardt Daily has a crew on the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available.

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