Early report out on Utah plane crash that killed 4
KANAB, Utah (AP) -- Authorities investigating a southern Utah small plane crash that killed four Las Vegas men last month say no key aircraft parts were missing from the wreckage.
The finding was part of the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the May 29 crash that killed 31-year-old pilot Joshua Stubblefield, 44-year-old Chris Spircu, 32-year-old Paul Andrews, and 45-year-old Todd Stuntzner.
Safety officials say the plane had stopped to refuel at the Mesquite Airport and was headed to Bryce Canyon Airport when it was reported missing a few hours later.
Law enforcement officials found the wreckage that evening on the west slope of a mountain ridge near Duck Creek Village in Kane County.
The NTSB says there was no fire after the crash. Officials haven't determined an official cause.