ROY -- Clayton Roop, a 46-year-old West Haven pilot who was seriously burned when his plane crashed into a Roy neighborhood Sunday night, damaging a home and garage, is expected to remain hospitalized for up to a month, his wife said Monday.
He remains in critical but stable condition in the University of Utah Burn Trauma Unit, with second- and third-degree burns on his hands and face, covering about 15 percent of his body, Barbara Roop said in a prepared statement.
Clayton Roop will need to undergo skin grafts to repair damage from his burns.
Barbara Roop said she has not been able to speak with her husband and has no information regarding the crash, but added she and her family are grateful no one else was injured in the accident.
The crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. Clayton Roop was flying alone in a Cessna 210 that clipped a power pole and a blue spruce tree while attempting to land in dense fog at Ogden-Hinckley Airport.
The crash ignited pine needles that sparked a fire on the roof of the home of Darrel Gamble at 2080 W. 4350 South, causing heavy damage.
Debris falling from the plane also caused a massive fireball and struck the garage of Gamble's neighbors, Pat and Ned Newman, 2079 W. 4300 South. No one in either home was hurt.