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Davis Co, UT (August 17, 2021) – Officials from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office have released the names of the three victims, all of whom were from northern Utah, that died when their plane crashed on Sunday, August 15th in the Sessions Mountains at about 7:30 p.m.

The pilot was identified as 28-year-old J. Parker Christensen, a resident of Ogden. 

The passengers were a married couple, 24-year-old Tyson Peterson and 24-year-old Kallie Edwards, both residents of Logan.

The pilot and his two passengers died when their plane, a fixed-wing single-engine Cessna 182H, registered out of Helena, MT., went down in an isolated region of Sessions Mountain in Davis County. This area is controlled by the United States Forest Service.  

A helicopter flown by the Department of Public Safety managed to locate the crash scene. Everybody on board was deceased.

The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is working with the National Transportation Safety Board, which is taking the lead in this investigation.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Mr. J. Parker Christensen, Mr. Tyson Peterson, and Mrs. Kallie Edwards at this time.

Fatal Plane Crashes in Davis County

In Utah, in 2016, several hundred victims were killed during various types of accidents. Sadly, hundreds of lives are lost each year due to some kind of preventable accident, such as one caused by faulty components, taking shortcuts on safety protocols, or operator carelessness. After a person has died, immediate members of their family may be eligible to hire a Utah wrongful death attorney and seek financial compensation via a civil claim. 

Utah wrongful death attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices are committed to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable after enduring the sudden loss of a loved one as a result of negligence. 

Although statistically speaking, flying is the safest method of transportation, there are still risks involved, especially when faulty equipment could be to blame. This is one of the leading reasons for the heavy regulation of the aviation production trade.

Our Utah personal injury attorneys provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from those who cause them unimaginable harm. 

Defective equipment is not something anyone wants to come across while they are several thousand feet in the air. After any type of aviation accident, a thorough investigation has to be carried out in order to determine exactly what went wrong and if the crash might have been avoided.  

If you have lost a loved one as a result of a plane crash contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss options available for you.

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