Three Utahns were killed in a fiery plane crash Saturday morning at about 10 miles south of Paris.
A plane en route to Austin left Cox Field Airport in Paris when it went down at about 9 a.m. 10 miles south of the airport.
The single-engine Piper PA-46 crashed and caught fire in a field off County Road 13850.
The three men on board were the pilot identified as Rob Thompson, 49, passengers Michael Dale Bradley, 44, and Michael Endo, 51.
They were all from Utah and worked for Celtic Bank out of Salt Lake City.
Reese Howell, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Celtic Bank, released a statement: “This is a challenging and difficult time for the entire Celtic Bank family. We are sad and focused exclusively on providing love and support for the families and friends of those lost in the crash.”
The cause of the crash is still unknown.
The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.