Pilot killed in Roy plane crashed identified as founder of Utah ski company

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ROY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The pilot killed when a small plane crashed in Roy neighborhood Wednesday afternoon was identified as the founder of a Utah-based ski company.

Police said Dave Goode, 64, was found dead after a twin-engine 1969 Cessna plane crashed near 1805 West 5050 South.

Debris from a small private plane that crashed in a residential area is shown on a roof Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Roy, Utah. The small plane crashed Wednesday, killing the pilot as the aircraft narrowly avoided hitting any townhomes, authorities said. (Ben Dorger/Standard-Examiner, via AP)

Eyewitnesses reported the plane was flying north above Interstate 15 when it turned to the left and crashed into the residential subdivision.

Police said during their preliminary investigation, they learned Goode, the sole occupant of the aircraft, left the Skypark Airport in Bountiful at 3 p.m. and was scheduled to land at Ogden Hinckley Airport after an 11-minute flight.

Police said their dispatch center started receiving reports of the crash at 3:12 p.m. When first responders arrived at the scene, the plane was fully engulfed in flames.

Before coming to rest on the ground, the plane clipped a townhome in the area. Another home suffered some damage because of heat and smoke from the wreckage.

Both homes were unoccupied at the time, and no injuries were reported on the ground, police said.

Goode is the founder and president of Goode Ski Technologies which is based in Ogden. The company released a statement saying Goode died while taking part in “one of his many passions, piloting his airplane.”

“Through his numerous technological advancements in both water skiing and snow skiing, and financial support of countless events and athletes in both sports, Dave touched the lives of thousands of people by helping them, and the sports they love, push the limits of performance.”

Roy police said the case was transferred to the National Transportation and Safety Board for further investigation.

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