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Plane Crashes Into Backyard, Kills 3

A 9-month-old infant is among the dead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 26, 2020 9:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – Three people, including a 9-month-old girl, are dead and multiple people injured after a small airplane crashed in a Salt Lake City suburb on Saturday afternoon, reports the AP. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piper PA-32 with six people on board had taken off from South Valley Regional Airport and crashed into a West Jordan backyard. A 9-month-old, the pilot, and a woman died, while FOX 13 reports that another woman is in critical condition and a 2-year-old boy is in stable condition. Another 12-year-old child was treated and released, police said.

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An older woman who was inside the house when the plane struck is in critical condition, police said. The crash caused what Fox calls a "massive fire," and at least one home caught on fire, with a total of three homes damaged. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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