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Officials ID couple killed in twin-engine plane crash in Utah County near Cedar Fort

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 13:56:50-05

CEDAR FORT, Utah - Officials have identified two people killed in a small plane crash in Utah County Monday morning.

Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said a witness saw the twin-engine jet go down just before 10 a.m. and saw flames on the south side of SR-73 near Cedar Fort.

Occupants aboard the aircraft were married couple Donald L. Baker, 59, and Dawn Elizabeth Hunter, 55, from Tucson, Ariz.

The crash had broad debris field spreading over an area approximately two miles long and a quarter-mile wide, officials said.

The couple was returning home from a conference in Park City. Baker had filed a flight plan leaving from Salt Lake City to fly back to Tucson.

“It appears he encountered some kind of mechanical problems and may have been attempting to return to Salt Lake City,” officials say.