Four die in Iron County plane crash

UPDATED: APRIL 26, 2022 AT 10:44 AM

IRON COUNTY, Utah — Four people died Saturday evening in a plane crash east of Cedar City.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire about five miles east of Cedar City shortly before 7:00 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered the wreckage of a single-engine Diamond DA-40 aircraft with four occupants, all deceased.

A statement from the sheriff’s office says they’re working now to identify the victims, and they’ve called in federal authorities from the NTSB to investigate the crash.