PROVO, Utah (ABC4) — Two men in their 20s were killed and another was injured in a plane crash Tuesday morning in the mountains east of Provo.
Sgt. Spencer Cannon, with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, said the small plane crashed near Kyhv Road, formerly known as Squaw Peak Road, above Slate Canyon. Local law enforcement received the first report of the crash around 11:15 a.m.
Two of the plane’s three occupants died in the crash. Cannon said they were a 26-year-old man from Hideout and a 23-year-old man from Santaquin.
The third occupant, a 22-year-old Springville man, was walking around the crash site when crews got to the scene.
A medical helicopter hoisted the survivor out and flew him to Utah Valley Hospital. His condition was not listed, but Cannon described him as “very fortunate.”
The names of the victims have yet to be released.
Crews worked for hours to recover the two bodies from the wreckage of the aircraft, which was located several miles up the canyon. According to Cannon, it took first responders 45 minutes to hike to the crash site.
It’s yet unclear where the plane took off from and where it was going. Likewise, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.