Update: 2 victims identified in San Juan County plane crash

Kevin Carroll posted this photo of the plane on Facebook June 7. Photo Courtesy: Facebook

MOAB, Utah, July 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two men killed in a crash involving a single-engine two seat aircraft in San Juan County.

The plane was reported missing late Sunday and discovered by search planes Monday morning.

The Utah Department of Public Safety personnel hiked to the airplane and confirmed the two individuals on board were deceased, according to a news release from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.

The two victims have been identified as Moab resident Kevin Carroll, 53, and Lindon resident Jay Camberlango, 42.

The aircraft, with Carroll and Camberlango on board, left Moab at about 8 a.m. Sunday and was due back by noon. The sheriff’s office dispatch center received word at 4:41 p.m. that the plane had not yet returned.

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Volunteers in private planes searched until dark, and the Department of Public Safety  continued searching by helicopter Sunday night and again Monday morning.

A Facebook update Monday morning said: “At approximately 7:55 a.m. this morning, an aircraft matching the description of the missing plane was located on the northern end of San Juan County. Ground crews are currently en route to confirm this is the aircraft that was reported missing. All volunteer pilots and planes are asked to cease search activities at this time.”

Another update followed: “At 9:20 a.m. July 1, crews have confirmed that the missing plane has been found.”

Officials have not confirmed the cause of death for either man.

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


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