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1 dead 3 injured in private plane crash at Provo Airport
« on: January 03, 2023, 10:07:12 AM »

PROVO, Utah — One person is dead and three others injured after a small plane crashed Monday afternoon at the Provo Airport.

Provo City officials said the private plane crashed "immediately after takeoff" around 11:35 a.m. One person died at the scene, another was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, and two other people received “what appears to be minor bumps and bruises.”
The airport was shut down following the crash, and city officials said it will remain closed until at least noon Tuesday as the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board conduct a full investigation.

Provo Airport manager Brian Torgersen said the aircraft only made it about 10 feet off the ground before going down.

“It’s just…nobody knows what happened,” Torgersen said. “Immediately after takeoff something occurred to cause the aircraft to lose control.”

Details such as where the plane was headed and the identities of the individuals on the aircraft were not made available.