Investigation Continues in St. George Plane Crash

May 30, 2012

A single-engine plane crash over the Memorial Day weekend claimed the live of 4 young men in their 20s. There were no eyewitnesses to the crash, nor were there any airport personnel on duty.

The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, but was not discovered until St. George Municipal Airport workers arrived at 6:00 a.m. The Cessna 172 went down 300 feet south of the airport runway. It is not known whether the plan crashed upon take-off or landing.

Colby Hafen of Santa Clara, Tanner Holt of Washington city, Jordan Chapman of Santa Clara, and Alex Metzger of St. George were apparently all killed on impact.

The crash is the first at the new St. George Airport since it opened about a year ago.