One person has died while three have been injured in a plane crash at Provo Airport in Utah. According to officials of Provo City, the plane crashed at around 11:35 a.m, “immediately after takeoff”.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are conducting an investigation of the incident, as a result of which the airport will remain closed till Tuesday noon, according to officials.

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Brian Torgersen, Provo Airport manager, has described the incident as “devastating”. He revealed that two other people who were inside the plane were able to escape with any injury.

The aircraft in question has been identified as an Embraer 505.

“It’s a devastating scene and we’re heartbroken for the family and those involved,” he said.

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The aircraft in question has been identified as an Embraer 505.

Torgersen said any idea why the plane crashed would be pure speculation at this point, but added the aircraft only made it about 10 feet off the ground before going down.

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Due to the closure, Allegiant Air has had to cancel nine flights that were slated to either depart from or arrive at the airport. The company is reaching out directly to passengers on these flights to offer a refund or a rescheduled ticket, an Allegiant spokesperson said.

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In another incident, a small plane ran crashed in the ice water in Anne Arundel County, Maryland on December 26, 2022. According to first responders, the crash happened just before 10.30 am in the area of 3000 Stonehenge Dive. The plane went into Beards Creek. The crash occurred near Lee Airport in Edgewater. One person, the pilot, was on board at the time of the crash. He recovered safely.

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According to Maryland State Police Department (MSPD), the preliminary investigation indicates that moments after the pilot took off from Lee Airport, the engine of his plane started sputtering. The pilot was evaluated by medics and then shifted to Anne Arundel Medical Center with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.