Airplane Crash in St. George Utah Kills Four

by SGU

A fatal plane crash near the St. George Municipal Airport occurred on Saturday, May 26, 2012, in St. George, Utah.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Association are investigating the reported Cessna 172 single-engine fixed-wing airplane, which crashed about 300 feet south of the airport’s runway. Officials confirmed four passengers were killed in the crash.

The plane crashed under “unknown circumstances,” a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

The wreckage was found by an airport crew making a routine safety check of the property.

Federal authorities were investigating the cause. It normally takes the National Transportation Safety Board a few months to name a cause for airplane crashes.

The crashed single-engine Cessna 172 was found at about 6 a.m. about 400 feet from the runway.  It’s uncertain whether the crash occurred shortly after takeoff or during a landing attempt.

 

Airplane Crash in St. George Utah Kills Four

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