Daughter Hikes to Site of Deadly Plane Crash

Wednesday , July 09, 2014 - 10:29 PM

  • Dan Jensen replaces the faded lettering on a memorial to the victims of a 1977 plane crash on Ed's Peak in Davis County on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Jensen, who created the memorial several years, accompanied the daughter of one of the flight's crew members to the crash site after she reached out to him online. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Aimee-Lynn Newlan cries as she leans on her husband Brad Newlan after hiking to Ed's Peak, where Aimee-Lynn's father died in a plane crash in 1977. Aimee-Lynn, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Brad Newlan handles a piece of debris from a 1977 cargo plane crash to Ed's Peak in Davis County while former Sheriff Dub Lawrence watches on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Newlan, from Chicago, came to the site with his wife, Aimee-Lynn, whose father died in the crash when she was nine. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Aimee-Lynn Newlan pauses to catch her breath on the trail to Ed's Peak, where her father died in a plane crash in 1977. Newlan, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Aimee-Lynn Newlan cries out in pain as her leg cramps on the climb to Ed's Peak on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Newlan, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region to see the spot where her father died in a 1977 plane crash. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Mike Snow with Davis County Search and Rescue, right, helps Aimee-Lynn Newlan on the climb to Ed's Peak on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Newlan, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region to see the spot where her father died in a 1977 plane crash. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Dan Jensen writes "Aimee Loves You" on a memorial on Ed's Peak on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Aimee-Lynn Newlan, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region to see the spot where her father died in a 1977 plane crash. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Retired Davis County Sheriff Dub Lawrence, left, and Dan Jensen look over photographs and clippings from a 1977 plane crash during a hike to the accident site on Ed's Peak on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Brad Newlan, Aimee-Lynn Newlan and Mike Snow hike to Ed's Peak on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Newlan, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region to see the spot where her father died in a 1977 plane crash. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Brad Newlan, right, Aimee-Lynn Newlan and Mike Snow talk on the way to Ed's Peak on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Newlan, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region to see the spot where her father died in a 1977 plane crash. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Aimee-Lynn Newlan checks her husband Brad's pulse on the hike to Ed's Peak on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Newlan, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region to see the spot where her father died in a 1977 plane crash. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • Aimee-Lynn Newlan and Retired Davis County Sheriff Dub Lawrence rest on top of Ed's Peak on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Newlan, who lives in Chicago, hiked to the Davis County mountain during her first visit to the region to see the spot where her father died in a 1977 plane crash. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
  • A copy of a family photos of Stephen Simpson and his family saved by Margret Brough, of Kaysville, was photographed in the Standard-Examiner studio on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)
  • A copy of the clippings of the Standard-Examiner's story of Stephen Simpson's son visiting the site of the crash was saved by Margret Brough, of Kaysville, and was photographed in the Standard-Examiner studio on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)
  • A copy of the clippings of the Standard-Examiner's story of Stephen Simpson's son visiting the site of the crash was saved by Margret Brough, of Kaysville, and was photographed in the Standard-Examiner studio on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)
  • The memorial booklet for Stephen Simpson was saved by Margret Brough, of Kaysville, was photographed in the Standard-Examiner studio on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)
  • A clipping from a newspaper article about the crash was saved by Margret Brough, of Kaysville, was photographed in the Standard-Examiner studio on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Thirty-Seven years after a cargo plane crash in the Wasatch Mountains killed Steve Simpson, his daughter Aimee-Lynn Newlan, came to Davis County from her home in Chicago to hike to the site of the accident. Photos by Benjamin Zack. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291 or bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack or facebook.com/SEBenjaminZack

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