• A small plane crashed in a Roy,  neighborhood resulting in the death of the pilot
  • The pilot was identified as David Goode 
  • Witnesses say the plane appeared to be struggling before it crashed 

A small plane crashed in Utah on Wednesday in a neighborhood in Roy. There was only one fatality as the pilot narrowly avoided hitting most of the townhomes.

The 64-year-old pilot that died in the crash has been identified as David Goode, according to the Roy City police department.

The plane being flown was a twin-engine Cessna, according to Police Sergeant Matthew Gwynn.

Debris from the plane, however, went through the room of a home that did not have anyone inside at the time.

Goode took off at 3 pm from an airport in Bountiful for a short flight to an airport in Ogden.

Allen Kenitzer, the spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, stated the preliminary information illustrates the Cessna crashed just half a mile from the runway. The cause of the accident is not known as yet, and there was no other on the casualty.

Photos and videos posted online showed flames reaching a few feet high complete with black smoke on the street with homes on both sides.

Adam Hensley told media outlets he was driving on Interstate 15 when he spotted the aircraft flying low at 200 to 300 feet off the ground. He said he could not tell if it was really struggling.

However, he could see the pilot was trying as much as he could to straighten out the plane.

According to Hensley, the plane pitched sharply left before it nosed dived near the interstate and exploded. There was no smoke while the plane was in the air, though.

The National Transportation Safety Board stated on social media that it was investigating the cause of the crash.

Jeremy Solts, another witness at the scene, claimed they were inside Adrenaline RC Hobbies when they heard a loud noise. Upon going outside to investigate, they saw a plane struggling to remain airborne.

Solts said he could see as it was flying, it was sideways, and the left wind dropped once. It dropped a second time and continued for a bit. The plane allegedly veered across the 1-15 and then dived.

As a radio control pilot, he claimed he knows how to spot when a plane is not functioning the right way. The plane was going in nose first, and that is a red flag.

Solts also said that it is sobering because one knows somebody’s life has been lost, so Wednesday’s crash came as a shock to everyone.

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