West Jordan Homeowner Dies From Injuries Sustained In Plane Crash

Jul 27, 2020, 6:28 PM | Updated: 8:23 pm

WEST JORDAN, Utah – A West Jordan woman, who was at home when a plane crashed into her house over the weekend, died as a result of her injuries Monday morning.

Mary Quintana, 72, died after she suffered critical burns over 50 percent of her body. Quintana was on the back deck of her home in the area of 8700 South and Newcastle Road when the plane crashed Saturday afternoon.

“Pain — a lot of pain, just a lot of pain,” said an emotional Margie Sanchez, who has known Quintana since they were 6 years old. She considered her a sister.

“She was such a wonderful friend. So good-natured,” Sanchez said. “She was a friend to everyone. She would help you. If you needed anything, she would give it to you. I’m going to miss her terribly.”

According to flightaware.com, the six-seat 1975 Model Piper PA-32-R plane left the South Valley Regional Airport at 1:37 p.m. on Saturday. It was on its way to Page, Arizona.

According to flight data, the plane reached a speed of 198 mph at 4,500 feet.  Just 23 seconds later, the speed dropped to 113 mph. The plane crashed into the neighborhood, just about a mile and a half from the regional airport.

After the crash, neighbors ran to rescue Quintana from the debris.

The pilot, 43-year-old Lee Wycoff, was killed, as well as his 9-month-old child, Coral Wycoff. Milda Shibonis, 36, also died.

Passengers Rebecca Wycoff, the pilot’s wife, and Cody Mitchell, 2, were both injured and were transported in critical condition. A third passenger, Veda Sheperd, 12, survived and was able to walk away from the wreckage with minimal injuries, authorities said.

According to National Transportation Safety Board investigators, the plane was being transported to a secure location in Phoenix, Arizona, where inspectors will try to figure out what went wrong.

A preliminary report is expected in two weeks, but the cause of the crash could take up to two years to complete.

Members of Quintana’s family told KSL they have not established any GoFundMe accounts at this time. All funds come from outside sources and not the family.

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West Jordan Homeowner Dies From Injuries Sustained In Plane Crash