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Police identify couple killed in plane crash near Hurricane

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-12 17:06:21-05

HURRICANE, Utah -- Two people aboard a small aircraft were killed Thursday after the plane crashed in the area of Hurricane.

Shawn and Bonnie Ackerman. Image courtesy Hurricane Police Department.

Shawn and Bonnie Ackerman. Image courtesy Hurricane Police Department.

Saturday, police  identified the deceased as 56-year-old Shawn Ackerman and 49-year-old Bonnie Ackerman, both of Hurricane. They also stated the investigation into the crash has been turned over to the NTSB.

"We offer our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Shawn and Bonnie," Hurricane PD stated in a press release.

According to a post from the Hurricane City Police Department, the crash occurred around 1:37 p.m. Thursday. The plane was reportedly flying "very low" when it crashed into a remote area near Sullivan Knoll and Floratech road.

Police in Hurricane state the aircraft was a single-engine, two-passenger plane.