DAVIS COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Two people have died after a small plane crash in Davis County Thursday afternoon.
Centerville police said they received reports of the downed aircraft near 2200 North, west of Legacy Parkway around 1 p.m. The plane crashed in a field next to the Legacy Parkway Trail.
The crash sparked a field fire that burned about an acre of land before it was contained. Nearby residents reported they saw a lot of smoke when the plane went down.
Police said the two occupants of the plane were pulled from the wreckage and airlifted to the hospital in critical condition. Police confirmed one of the victims, the pilot, 72-year-old Andre Kostrzewa of Salt Lake has pronounced dead, while his 47-year-old passenger, Jason Sorensen, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he succumbed to his injuries Monday night.
According to officials with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office Sorensen recently retired from Davis County Sheriff’s Office and is a full-time hoist paramedic and pilot with Intermountain Life Flight.
Lt. Sorensen was featured on ABC4’s Behind The Badge.
The Centerville PD investigated the crash site, it’s now going to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) who will investigate the cause of the crash. Centerville PD reports the NTSB were not available to respond to the scene earlier.