ST. GEORGE -- Authorities say the pilot of a small plane was killed after reporting engine trouble during a snowstorm in southwestern Utah.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus tells the Spectrum of St. George the crash apparently occurred after communication was lost with the aircraft about 4:30 p.m. Saturday about seven miles west of the Milford airport.
Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel says blizzard-like conditions thwarted efforts of rescue crews to reach the pilot until Sunday afternoon. The man was the only one aboard. His name wasn't immediately made public.
Fergus says the fixed wing single-engine Lancair was classified as an amateur-built experimental aircraft.
The Spectrum reports the flight route may have been from Vail, Colo., to Los Angeles, where the plane is registered.
Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com