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Burning plane lands at Spanish Fork Airport, 2 escape safely

Dec 21, 2023, 5:18 PM | Updated: 10:39 pm

SPANISH FORKA 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.

A plane sits burned on the runway after it caught fire at approximately 10,000 feet on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 and landed at the Spanish Fork Airport. (Spanish Fork) A plane burns on the runway after it caught fire at approximately 10,000 feet on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 and landed at the Spanish Fork Airport. (Spanish Fork) A plane sits burned on the runway after it caught fire at approximately 10,000 feet on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 and landed at the Spanish Fork Airport. (Spanish Fork) An airplane on fire at the Spanish Fork Airport. (Courtesy Spanish Fork Community News)

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.

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Burning plane lands at Spanish Fork Airport, 2 escape safely