Friday, September 6, 2019

Cessna 210L Centurion, N94262: Fatal accident occurred September 05, 2019 in Morgan County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 04-SEP-19
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N94262
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: UTAH

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This morning, Evanston Fire and EMS were dispatched to a possible downed aircraft near the Anschutz Gas Plant south of Evanston. During the response, the location of the downed aircraft was determined to be in Morgan County, Utah and not near Evanston. -Uinta County Fire and Ambulance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Two men were killed in an airplane crash in Morgan County.

Authorities with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office identified the pilots as Samuel Cortright, 34, and Kenneth Cram, 50, on Thursday.

Sgt. Craig Tillet said the plane took off from Evanston, Wyoming, with Cortright and Cram on board. Both were pilots.

The two men were aboard a Cessna 210L Centurion and were last heard from around 3 a.m. Thursday. Concerns that the plane might have crashed came after a woman contacted authorities, concerned that her husband never made it home.

“To the best of my knowledge, it’s a company that flies helicopters and planes, checking pipelines,” Tillet said.

Farmer Scott Reese said deputies informed him Thursday morning that the plane might have gone down somewhere on his property, based on a ping that placed the plane around that area. Reece said that he, along with his son, found it quickly after looking in some of the steeper terrain there. Reece said based on the wreckage, it looked like plane struck the ground hard.

“These two guys did not suffer,” Reese said. “I mean once they had the bugeebees scared out of them, knowing that they were done, there was instant death. I don’t think they had a chance, no suffering at all. And it was very difficult … There’s going to be some sad families tonight.”

A search began for the aircraft after GPS coordinates were obtained through the plane’s company.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified and will investigate the cause of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤


BD said...

3 AM? NVFR into IMC. Just guessing.

David said...

David said...

Anonymous said...

Crash probably happened between 1500-1530 local. Weather was clear. They were not reported missing till 0300 local the next morning.