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Posted on: August 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Plane Crash Aug 3, 2017

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Press Release


Subject: Plane crash


Date: 08/03/2017


Location: Approximately one and one half mile south of Canyonlands Airport, Grand County, Utah


On the above date at 8:19 p.m. Grand County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane accident south of Canyonlands Airport.


Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County EMS, Moab Fire Department and Grand County Search and Rescue responded to the accident.


The location of the accident was N 38.729665, W109.751871. Area is sandy hills and sagebrush.


The aircraft is a Cessna 170A. Aircraft was complete loss.


Pilot: Nathan D. Rydman 46 yoa   Moab, Utah resident


Passenger: Rani D. Derasary  47 yoa   Moab, Utah resident.


Injuries: Serious non life threatening


On August 3, 2017 at approximately 7:43 p.m. the above plane and occupants departed Canyonlands Airport. According to information received concerning the weather conditions at that time there were sudden shifts in wind speed and wind direction and are believed to be a contributing factor in this accident.


FAA and NTSB were notified of the accident and the accident is still under investigation.

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