Two men die in Moffat County plane crash


Two men died Friday after a single-engine plane crashed in western Moffat County, near the Wyoming border.

The Moffat County Coroners Office arrived Friday and removed the bodies. Officials have not yet released the identities of the victims.

The plane, en route from Oakland, Calif., to Lincoln, Neb., crashed near Moffat County Road 10N. Wreckage was found spread over a two-mile area. Its last stop was in Fairfield, Utah, according to the Associated Press.

The Moffat County Sheriff's Office, along with the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office, arrived at the scene Friday and began the investigation. A representative from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived Saturday and assumed control of the investigation.

Officials reported that weather may have played a role in the crash. High winds and heavy rains fell throughout the night before, and investigators reported hail and snow while they were on scene.

Winds in the area carried part of the plane into a remote area of Wyoming. Officials said they were unable to reach that part of the plane on Saturday.

The crash was reported after oil field workers in Sweetwater County, in Wyoming, watched it take place.

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