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A baby and 2 adults are killed when a small plane crashes in a Utah backyard


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WEST JORDAN, Utah — A small plane crashed in a suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood, killing at least three people, police said.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon when a Piper PA-32 aircraft carrying six people crashed into a backyard in the city of West Jordan, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.

Three people aboard the plane were killed, including the pilot, identified by police as 43-year-old Lee Wyckoff, his 9-month-old baby, and Milda Shibonis, 36, West Jordan police said.

The pilot’s wife is in critical condition, and a 2-year-old child has critical burns. A 12-year-old girl was treated at a local hospital and released, West Jordan Police spokeswoman Jennifer Worthen told CNN on Sunday.

A 72-year-old woman who was in a house struck by the plane is in critical condition, according to a tweet Sunday from the police department.

The crash also damaged three homes, West Jordan city spokesperson Tauni Barker said.

The cause of the crash has not been determined. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Police report possible casualties after plane carrying 6 people crashes into Utah backyard

The identities, and status of the the people involved with the crash have been released:

  • Lee Wyckoff 43, Deceased – Pilot of the plane
  • Coral Wyckoff, 9 months. deceased
  • Milda Shibonis 36, Deceased
  • Cody Mitchell 2, Critical burns on legs and arms
  • Rebecca Wyckoff 36, Critical condition
  • Veda Sheperd 12, (Walked away from the crash)
  • Mary Quintana 72, Critical condition – The homeowner who was hurt when the plane crashed