Small plane crash near Moab, Utah, kills 10

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August 24, 2008 02:33

A small plane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff, killing everyone on board, including the pilot and nine people who had spent the day working at a skin cancer clinic in remote community. The twin-engine Beech King Air A-100 crashed shortly after takeoff Friday evening from Canyonlands Field airport, 29 kilometers northwest of Moab. It hit the ground in nearby hills, flattened and exploded on impact, authorities said. Emergency responders rushed to the site to search for possible survivors and fight a brush fire that was apparently sparked by the crash. On board were employees of a Southwest Skin and Cancer/Red Canyon Aesthetics & Medical Spa, a dermatology company based in Cedar City, 322 kilometers to the west, that traveled to remote areas to provide treatment for skin cancer and other ailments where it might otherwise be unavailable. They had flown into Moab earlier Friday. The tourist town was among nine regular stops the team made throughout Utah, northern Arizona and Nevada.


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