Plane hits car while crash landing in Roy

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*UPDATE: Wednesday, police identified the driver of the car hit by the plane as 42-year-old Roy resident Sammie Sandoval. The say she is “okay”.

ROY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Roads in Roy were closed for hours after officials say a plane crashed onto the street and hit a car.

It happened after 1:45 p.m. near 1900 West and 4500 South. The intersection was closed in all directions as crews cleared and investigated the crash. 

Officials say the single-engine plane was making an emergency landing just one mile away from Ogden-Hinckley Airport when it crash landed on the highway. 

Hear a witness describe what she saw at the scene. 


 

Roy police said both the pilot and the driver of the vehicle survived the crash.  Witnesses saw flames shoot 30 to 40 feet in the air. 

Stacey Petersen was near 1900 West when she saw the plane descent quickly.

“The flames were so bad coming off the plane that none of us could get to the plane to see if everyone was okay,” said Petersen.  “It was probably 45 seconds that the entire front of the plane was engulfed and in five minutes the plane was just gone.”

Fire crews were less than a mile away when they got the call about the plane crashing on 1900 West.

“(It was) not very much time from time dispatch to time on scene most of the aircraft was melted as a result of the fire,” said Matt Gwynn, Roy Police spokesman.
 

Roy police said  the pilot is a 62-year-old man and the driver is a 42-year-old woman.  Both were taken to local hospitals for their injuries. Federal authorities now take over the investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

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