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Small plane carrying six passengers crashed into a home’s backyard in Utah

BREAKING: Small plane carrying six passengers crashed into a home in Utah

  • A small airplane crashed into a resident’s backyard in West Jordan, Utah, on Saturday afternoon
  • The plane was carrying six passengers whose conditions have not been disclosed
  • One person inside the home at the time of the crash was injured, as were an unknown number of others
  • The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash 

 Multiple people are injured after a small airplane crashed into a backyard in a residential Utah neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration said that a Piper PA-32 plane with six passengers aboard crashed into a resident’s backyard at 8691 S. 3789 West in West Jordan. 

The condition of the six passengers has not been disclosed, but authorities said there may be fatalities. 

One person who was inside the home at the time sustained injuries, but the extent is unknown. 

Neighbors reportedly tried to rescue the injured homeowner from inside the residence but had to find another way.  

Desert News reports that several medical helicopters carried injured civilians from the scene to local hospitals. 

A number of fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles were also at the scene.  

The horrifying crash caused the home to catch fire, and a total of three homes were damaged in the incident.  

It’s unclear what caused the plane crash, as well as if it was a technical or human error.

The aircraft had taken off from the South Valley Regional Airport and went down just two miles away around 1:30pm.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating. 

The tail numbers of the aircraft will be publicly released once formally verified by investigators, said Allen Kenitzer, of the FAA Office of Communications. 

Jasson Soriano, a 13-year-old who lives around the corner from the crash site, said he was standing in his front yard when he saw the plane flying ‘super low.’

Soriano said a plume of smoke suddenly appeared and ‘I saw the whole neighborhood come running out.’

West Jordan Mayor Dirk Burton said the plane crash happened in an established neighborhood, where several houses are owned by the original homeowners.

‘So they know each other extremely well and they’re very close knit. So they were on top of it very quickly to go help out the residents that were affected,’ he told Desert News. 

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