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Two Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Cedar City

Credit: Iron County Sheriff's Office

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Two people were killed in a single-engine plane crash in the area of Hamilton’s Fort in Iron County, authorities said.

The incident happened around 8:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane was flying from Strawberry Valley Estates Airport in Alton to the Cedar City Regional Airport.

It appears the aircraft struck a communications tower near 6500 West 4000 South before hitting the ground nose-first.

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

Two adult males, a 52-year-old and 63-year-old, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

There have been more than a dozen small-aircraft crashes in Utah so far this year.

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