Ten killed in US plane crash

A twin-engine plane crashed near an airport not far from Arches National Park in south-eastern Utah in the US, killing all 10 people on board, an official said today.

A twin-engine plane crashed near an airport not far from Arches National Park in south-eastern Utah in the US, killing all 10 people on board, an official said today.

The plane was fully engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived late on Friday at the site about 2 miles from the Canyonlands Field airport, and there were no survivors, Grand County Sheriff James Nyland said.

Nyland said the plane had taken off from the airport, about 18 miles north-west of Moab.

Representatives of the National Transportation Safety Board were expected at the scene today, officials said.

Nyland said the victims were the founder of a dermatology clinic, members of his staff and the pilot, all from Cedar City in south-western Utah.

He identified them as pilot David White; Lansing Ellsworth; David Goddard; Mandy Johnson; Marcie Tillery, 29; Valerie Imlay, 52; Keith Shumway, 29; Dallon Ellsworth, 24; Camie Vigil, 25; and Cecilee Goddard, 25.

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