UPDATE: Detectives identify victims of fiery plane crash near Powder Mountain

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WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Detectives have identified the victims of Saturday’s deadly plane crash.

According to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, the two victims who passed away in the plane crash have been identified as 26-year-old Devin Criddle of Draper and 21-year-old Braeden Raleigh of Salt Lake City.

It is unknown at this time what caused the crash. According to investigators it is believed that many witnesses saw an explosion occur before the aircraft went down.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

ORIGINAL STORY: 2 die in fiery plane crash near Powder Mountain

SATURDAY 05/29/21 10:00 p.m.

WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Officers tell ABC4, the second person involved in Saturday’s deadly plane crash has also passed away.

On May 29, the Weber County Sheriff’s Office writes:

“Update on the plane crash. We, unfortunately, received word that the second person involved in the plane crash has passed away. We send our thoughts to everyone effects by this tragic accident.”

It is unknown at this time what caused the crash. According to investigators it is believed that many witnesses saw an explosion occur before the aircraft went down.

“Witnesses reported seeing a low-flying aircraft followed by an explosion,” they add.

According to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, the FAA is also assisting and conducting their own investigation.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

ORIGINAL STORY: 1 dies in fiery plane crash near Powder Mountain, another severely injured

SATURDAY 05/29/21 11:00 a.m.

WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – According to the Weber County Fire District, one man has died and another was transported to the burn unit at a nearby hospital following an airplane crash, Saturday.

On May 29, multiple agencies were dispatched to 7739 East Horizon Run Road for reports of an aircraft down around 10:02 a.m.

As crews arrived, officials say the single-engine aircraft, which was carrying two adult males, was crashed near Powder mountain and had ignited a fire.

Officials say as crews attempted to recover the victims involved, one was found dead upon impact, and another was discovered alive but with severe second and third-degree burns and
was hoisted by Life Flight and flown by AirLife to the University of Utah Burn Center.

According to the Weber County Fire District, as the patient with severe burns was airlifted to be treated at an area hospital, firefighters were able to quickly douse the flames. Officers say the snow within the area prevented the fire from expanding and allowed for the crews to put it out immediately.

It is unknown at this time what caused the airplane to crash.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

Original story: Plane crashes near Powder Mountain

SATURDAY 05/29/21 10:02 a.m.

WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Officers and rescue crews are rushing to the scene of a plane crash, Saturday morning.

According to Powder Mountain Officials, a plane has crashed near 7739 East Horizon Run Road, which is located near Powder Mountain, thus closing off the Paper Airplane Trailhead.

Officials tell ABC4, the crash happened moments before 10:30 a.m.

It is unknown at this time what caused the crash, or if there are any reported injuries as a result.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

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