ROY, Utah — A small plane crashed into some trees Sunday in a neighborhood in the northern Utah city of Roy, causing an explosion that ignited a fire at three nearby houses.
No one died but the pilot was “severely” injured, Roy Police Chief Greg Whinham told The Salt Lake Tribune.
The small plane was flying toward the Ogden-Hinckley Airport when it hit utility poles and crashed into trees at about 6 p.m. The blast sparked fires at three homes ; fire officials later said those fires were contained.
The pilot, who was alone in the plane, was transported to a nearby hospital after resident Gary Cox helped pull him from the wreckage, KSL-TV reported.
The pilot was “pretty banged up, burnt on his hands and face, but he was actually coherent and remembered what his name was and what he was doing,” Cox told the station.
Rocky Mountain Power officials said about 1,700 customers were without electricity because of the crash.
Roy is about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City.