UPDATE: Pilot Killed In Cache Co. Plane Crash Identified

Utah State University student Frank M. de Leon Compres was killed in a plane crash during a USU Aviation Technology solo flight Monday, July 18. Photo Courtesy: USU

CACHE COUNTY, Utah, July 18, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Authorities in Cache County have identified¬†the pilot of a single-engine aircraft who was killed Monday afternoon in a crash outside Logan.

Frank M. de Leon Compres, 21, a senior in Utah State University’s Aviation Technology program in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, was a member of the USU Dominican Republic Student Association.

Frank M. de Leon Compres was killed in a plane crash during a USU Aviation Technology solo flight. Photo Courtesy: Cache County Sheriff
Frank M. de Leon Compres was killed in a plane crash during a USU Aviation Technology solo flight. Photo Courtesy: Cache County Sheriff

Search teams had been looking for the aircraft ever since an emergency beacon aboard the plane was triggered earlier today.

The crash site is said to be between Mount Sterling and the town of Paradise outside Logan.

Photo Courtesy: USU Aviation
Photo Courtesy: USU Aviation

The cause of the crash is not known. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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