Pilot, passenger sustain minor injuries in Hurricane plane crash
HURRICANE, Utah — Two people walked away with minor injuries Friday after a single engine front prop plane went off the runway in Hurricane.
The incident happened around 8:23 p.m. on March 18.
Officer Dan Raddatz with the Hurricane City Police Department said the aircraft was traveling from West Valley City to Hurricane when it overran the runway and went into a ditch.
The prop and nose of the plane were damaged in the crash.
Two occupants — a 48-year-old man, who was the pilot, and a 45-year-old man, who was the passenger — sustained minor injuries and did not need to be transported to the hospital, according to Raddatz.
The Hurricane officer said the pilot told police he was unfamiliar with the airport, adding that the runway was dark at the time of the incident.
Raddatz went on to say the plane ended up landing too far down the runway, so there wasn’t enough space to break.
Crews were able to remove the plane from the area Saturday morning.
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