Burning plane lands at Spanish Fork Airport, 2 escape safely
Dec 21, 2023, 5:18 PM | Updated: 10:39 pm
SPANISH FORK — A burning airplane landed at the Spanish Fork Airport Thursday after it experienced engine problems on approach from approximately 10,000 feet up.
The fire on the plane was extinguished on the ground without any injuries to the two occupants, according to city spokesman Nick Porter.
He said the occupants of the plane heard a noise and then smoke filled the cockpit but they were able to land safely.
“They were able to get the smoke out through a series of s-maneuvers and then get the plane down on the ground safely,” Porter said.
Fire and medical emergency response crews in Utah County responded to the airport at 2050 N., 300 West. The people inside have not been identified and it is not known where the flight originated.
The aircraft was said to be a complete loss, valued at approximately $300,000.
“I was just lucky that I already knew both occupants were safe. I can’t imagine people seeing that and really wondering what happened and can feel for anybody that didn’t know both people were okay,” Porter said.