Small plane crashes as it takes off from airport in Hurricane

An ultralight StingSport aircraft similar to the one in this photo crashed after taking off from Hurricane Municipal Airport on Saturday March 28, 2020. Photos: City of Hurricane (background); Flight Market

HURRICANE, Utah, March 29, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — An ultralight plane crashed Saturday afternoon as it was taking off from Hurricane Municipal Airport, also known as General Dick Stout Field.

The two people on board the StingSport TL20 were not injured, nor was anyone on the ground.

The single-engine aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances just after departing the airport at about 2:45 p.m., said an email from Ian Gregor, Public Affairs Manager for the FAA Pacific Division.

The FAA is currently investigating the crash.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


  1. I was hiking a hill called “Mollies Nipple” near the airport and watched it happen. The engine quit immediately after takeoff which caught my attention and I watched it go back down. It looked like impact was on the runway number (1) from where I was and immediately spun.


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