Saturday, August 23, 2008

Deaths of 10 stun Cedar City

Reporter Laura Hancock and I are in Cedar City trying our best to memorialize those who perished in a plane crash in Moab Friday evening. All ten occupants of the plane are from the Cedar City area. Assignments like this are difficult - the families need time to grieve. We were able to speak with the Goddard family tonight.

Ann Goddard, left, her daughter Chelsea, center, and her son Yorke, right remember their family members David and Cecilee who were killed in a plane crash in Moab Friday night. -- Saturday, August 23, 2008. Photo by Geoffrey McAllister/Deseret News
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MOAB — It was a somber scene Saturday as investigators sorted through what little was left of a plane that crashed here, killing 10 Cedar City residents.
The plane's pilot, as well as nine employees of the Red Canyon Aesthetics and Medical Spa dermatology clinic, were killed Friday night shortly after the plane took off from Canyonlands Field Airport northwest of Moab.

"The plane was completely engulfed in flames," said Grand County Sheriff James Nyland. (Read more of related article: Deaths of 10 stun Cedar City)