Ten dead in Utah plane crash

Posted by Nick Dutton - email

MOAB, Utah (AP) - A federal investigator in Utah says the fire from a plane crash Friday night was so intense there's not much of the plane left.

All ten people on board the twin-engine Beech King Air were killed when it slammed to the ground in a fiery explosion shortly after taking off from a remote airport. The nine passengers had spent the day working at a skin cancer clinic in a nearby community.

The team from the National Transportation Safety Board is trying to figure out if the plane caught fire before or after it hit the ground.

The Grand County, Utah, sheriff says the victims include the director and employees of a dermatology company who regularly traveled to remote areas of Utah, Arizona and Nevada to provide treatment for such ailments as skin cancer that might not otherwise be available.

Source: The Associated Press.