NTSB tweet confirms small plane crash in Tooele County

The red pinpoint marks Rush Valley, near the location of a small plane crash on Friday, June 18, 2021. Image: Google Maps

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, June 19, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The NTSB is investigating the crash of a Piper PA-28-140 which went down near Tooele County’s Rush Valley on Friday.

“An NTSB investigator is traveling to the scene,” says a tweet issued at 1:20 p.m. Friday by the newsroom of the National Transportation Safety Bureau.

That model of plane is a single-engine craft with either two or four seats.

Tooele County’s dispatch center declined to confirm or deny the crash or share information, saying any request for information would be handled by the NTSB.

Fire officials in Tooele County are also fighting the Morgan Canyon Fire, which started Friday between Grantsville and Rush Valley. Utah Fire Info classifies the fire as human caused, but shares no additional information on its origin, such as whether it could be crash related.

As of Saturday morning, the Morgan Canyon Fire was estimated at 37 acres.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.


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