Pilot dies after crashing plane into his own home, police say

www.ksl.com | 8/13/2018 | Staff
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PAYSON — A man died when he flew a small airplane into his own home early Monday morning following a domestic dispute, police said.

The deceased is identified as Duane Youd, according to Payson Police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval.

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Police arrested Youd about 7:30 p.m. Sunday following a domestic dispute in American Fork Canyon, Sandoval said. He was released from the Utah County Jail on bail, then followed procedure in requesting a police escort to retrieve belongings at the home near 600 E. Canyon Road about midnight.

A short time later, Youd flew a plane belonging to a company he had worked for from the Spanish Fork airport and crashed it into his home about 2:30 a.m. Youd died on scene, and his wife and a juvenile inside the home escaped safely, Sandoval said.

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The plane flew underneath nearby power lines and clipped the corner of a garage across the street as it crashed, according to Sandoval.

Police called it miraculous that more people weren't injured.

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"It's a lucky thing for us, if anything in this whole situation, is we have the...
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