Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City
Aircraft lost control in crosswind during departure runway 20 and flipped over.
Aircraft Make: FUNK
Aircraft Model: 85
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: CEDAR CITY
CEDAR CITY – Emergency crews responded to a small plane crash at the Cedar City Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon.
The pilot was the only person on board the Funk B-85 when it flipped over on the airport runway at about 2 p.m. The Salt Lake Tribune, who spoke with a spokesperson from the Federal Aviation Administration, reported the plane was departing at the time of the crash.
No personal injuries were reported by the pilot who refused medical treatment on scene, Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips said. The plane was heavily damaged.
It is unknown what caused the crash but the FAA is investigating, Phillips said.
Cedar City Police Department and Gold Cross Ambulance along with Cedar City Fire Department all responded to the scene. However, police and medical personnel left shortly afterwards. Fire crews however, remained on scene until the plane was tipped back over to ensure there was no fire and no fuel leaked out of the plane, Phillips said.
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CEDAR CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Emergency crews are responding to a small plane crash at the Cedar City Regional Airport Wednesday afternoon.
The airport is located at 2277 Kitty Hawk Dr. and the crash happened just before 2 p.m.
Cedar City police and fire crews are on scene.
The single-engine plane reportedly had issues during take off and somehow ended up on its top.
The pilot was the only one on the plane at the time of the crash. He sustained minor injuries and was treated by paramedics.
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A small plane lost control and flipped over while on a departing runway at the Cedar City Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
One person was on board the Funk B-85 when it crashed at 2:30 p.m., according to local authorities.
They said the plane was substantially damaged, but they said they could not release any information about possible injuries.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash, said FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer.
Emergency officials responded to a minor plane crash at the Cedar City Airport Wednesday.
A private plane flipped over while on a departing runway at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips.
The pilot, who was the only person on board the plane at the time of the crash, was not seriously injured. The plane was heavily damaged.
Cedar City Police, Cedar City Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance Service responded to the scene as a precaution. No additional injuries were reported.
Phillips said the cause of the crash is currently under investigation at this time.