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Two men have died after their plane crashed near a Utah ski resort

Weber Fire District

Two men are dead after their plane crashed into a mountain near a ski resort in Utah on Saturday.

One man died in the crash and the second died from his injuries at a hospital Sunday after suffering burns, Weber Fire District Deputy Chief David Reed told CNN.

The victims have been identified as Devin Criddle, 26, of Draper, and Braeden Raleigh, 21, of Salt Lake City.

A witness called 911 around 10 a.m. Saturday and reported seeing a plane crash into the mountain near Powder Mountain ski resort in Eden, the news release from Weber Fire District said.

Powder Mountain is about 55 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.

Responding units found a single-engine plane had crashed, killing one man and leaving another with second- and third-degree burns on about 60% of his body, Chief Reed told CNN Saturday.

He was flown to the University of Utah Burn Center.

The crash sparked a fire that was quickly contained by fire crews, the news release said.

“There was still snow up there,” Reed said, adding that helped prevent the fire from spreading.

The plane was a Cessna 172, according to a preliminary statement from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson Arlene Salac.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the crash, Salac said.

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