WENDOVER — Authorities say four people are dead after a small plane crash at Wendover Airport in northwest Utah along the Nevada border.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the plane crashed at about 2:45 p.m. It was a Cessna 172, a popular single-engine plane that carries up to four passengers.
Kenitzer says the pilot was trying to land at the airport when the crash happened.
The Tooele County Sheriff’s Office says all four people on the plane died. Their identities are not being released until family members have been notified.
This is the second crash in the region by a Cessna 172 in less than a week.
On Saturday, three people died after their plane bound for Reno, Nev. crashed near the California border. The wreckage was found Tuesday.