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Small plane crashes into Lake Powell, leaving 2 dead, 5 hurt

Arizona Republic 8/16/2022 Laura Daniella Sepulveda, Arizona Republic
An aerial view of Lake Powell on the Colorado River along the Arizona-Utah border on Sept. 11, 2019. © John Antczak, AP An aerial view of Lake Powell on the Colorado River along the Arizona-Utah border on Sept. 11, 2019.

A small plane crashed into Lake Powell on Saturday evening, leaving two people dead and five injured, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA reports indicate a Cessna 207 carrying at least 7 people, including flight crew, crashed northeast of Page at about 11 p.m. The incident was not reported by the FAA until Monday. 

Two of the passengers died and three more people sustained serious injuries, according to the FAA. The pilot and one more passenger had minor injuries, according to the administration. 

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The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the cause of the crash.

The Arizona Republic reached out to American Aviation Inc., the plane's registered owner according to the FAA registry, on Monday.

A representative with the company told The Republic he "can't give any information about (the crash) at this time." 

The representative also did not confirm whether the plane was an air tour plane. 

No further details were available. 

Reach breaking news reporter Laura Daniella Sepulveda at lsepulveda@lavozarizona.com  or on Twitter @lauradNews.

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