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2 dead, 5 hurt after plane crashes into Lake Powell

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Aug 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-16 13:48:00-04

LAKE POWELL — Officials are investigating a plane crash at Lake Powell over the weekend.

Kane County Sheriff and FAA officials say the plane, a single-engine Cessna 207, crashed into Lake Powell near Face Canyon after 5 p.m. Saturday.

The aircraft was reportedly a tour plane from Page, Arizona, that was carrying a pilot and six French tourists.

The pilot had signaled an engine issue before crashing into the water.

The pilot and witnesses were able to get four passengers out of the plane and into boats. They were then taken to shore and brought to hospitals for treatment.

Officials say two passengers were unable to be rescued from the submerged aircraft and died.

Divers were later able to locate the plane in about 120 feet of water. Officials say they will be working to recover the plane and the two bodies as the investigation continues.