WEST JORDAN, Utah — A Utah fire official says the 26-year-old pilot whose crash-landing sparked a fire in Utah was standing outside of his plane with just bumps and bruises when crews arrived on scene.
West Jordan Deputy Fire Chief Reed Scharman says the man took flight on Thursday in a twin-engine Cessna and experienced an undetermined problem.
The plane went down in an industrial park, hitting a power pole and lines as it went down. The crash started a 5-acre (20,200-square meter) brush fire.
The plane hit the ground and slid for about 300 feet (91 meters) before it was stopped by a concrete wall.
Witnesses said the landing was a navigational feat because there wasn’t much space to land.
No one on the ground was injured.