ROY -- The medical condition of 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, was upgraded Tuesday from critical to serious.
He remains in the University of Utah Hospital Burn Trauma Unit with second- and third-degree burns on his hands and face, covering about 15 percent of his body.
The crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. 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.