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Crews respond to plane crash near Bluffdale

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Posted at 9:27 PM, May 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-04 00:17:20-04

BLUFFDALE, Utah — Emergency crews responded to reports of a plane crash near Bluffdale Saturday.

The reports began to come in around 7:45 p.m., and the crash is in the area near 16400 S. Pony Express Road.

Officials said a husband and wife were flying from Washington to Provo when they began to have engine trouble over Draper. Police said the pilot has 39 years of flight experience.

Cpl. Matt Schauerhamer, Saratoga Springs Police Department, said there were not any serious injuries.

“The pilot was able to look for an open field away from any residence, away from any highways, get to this field and managed to land his aircraft without any major injuries to any of the people aboard,” he said.

Photos from the scene show a small plane resting upside down on the ground.