Utah, January 3: A small plane with four passengers crashed at a Utah airport on Monday, killing one and injuring the other three, according to city officials in Provo. The plane crashed immediately after takeoff and one of the three survivors was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The other two sustained “minor bumps and bruises,” officials said.
The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that it was investigating the crash of the aircraft, which it identified as an Embraer 505, a light business jet. Russia Plane Crash: Military Plane Crashes in Residential Area of Yeysk City (Watch Video).
Watch Video: One Dead, Three Injured Due to Plane Crash After Takeoff at Utah Airport
The airport in Provo, just south of Salt Lake City, will remain closed until noon on Tuesday, and a number of flights have been cancelled, according to the airport’s website. Precision Air Plane Crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania’s Bukoba (Watch Video).
Brian Torgersen, the airport manager, told FOX13 that the scene of the crash was “devastating” and was surprised that two of those on board made it out with relatively minor injuries. Other details of the crash, including its destination and the identities of those on board, have yet to be released.
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