Update: More details released after double-fatal plane crash near Cedar City

Photo Courtesy: Iron County Sheriff's Office

CEDAR CITY, Utah, Aug. 2, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — More details have been released in the deaths of two people whose small plane crashed into a communications  tower near Cedar City Sunday morning.

Lt. Del Schlosser from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Cedar communications was advised of an aircraft in distress five miles south of the Cedar City Regional Airport at approximately 8:45 a.m.

“A few moments later, Cedar communications was advised of an airplane which had crashed,” the news release said. “It appears the aircraft struck a communications tower which is approximately 300 feet tall near 6500 W. 4000 South, Cedar City.”

Cedar City Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, Utah Highway Patrol and Iron County
Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

“Two adult males were located and pronounced dead at the scene,” the news release said. “One is a 52-year-old male and the other is a 63-year-old male. Neither are from the Iron County area.”

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified and will be conducting an investigation.

The names of the victims are not being released pending notification of family members.

“Our thoughts and prayer are with the families of the victims at this time,” the news release said.

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

Photo Courtesy: Iron County Sheriff’s Office


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