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Mendon, UT (June 24, 2022) – Two men from the Utah State University aviation program were killed on Friday, June 24th when their small plane went down in Cache County.

At about 9:00 a.m., dispatchers were notified of a plane crash in the area of Highway 23 and 2684 South, just outside of Mendon. Eyewitnesses assisted police and other emergency responders in finding the Cessna 152. 

There were two people on board the USU aviation plane, aviation student Michael Carpenter, and flight instructor Blake Shumway. Shumway was a certified flight instructor and had worked for USU aviation since September of 2021. Carpenter was majoring in professional pilot/aviation technology and was on track to graduate this autumn.

Details about the cause of the crash have not been released as the National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating.

This is the third deadly crash to befall the USU Aviation Technology program in recent years.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Mr. Blake Shumway, and Mr. Michael Carpenter, at this time.

Plane Crashes in Utah 

When you hear about an accident involving an airplane, you probably conjure up images of a fiery crash. There are actually many kinds of incidents that are considered “aerial accidents.” If you or a family member have been injured or killed in a plane accident, our firm has the skill and ability to help you claim the maximum amount of compensation.   

Any kind of accident that involves an airplane comes under the umbrella of aerial law. Plane accidents are categorized in one of a few different ways: helicopter, commercial, and general aviation, which covers both small and private aircraft.

Truly disastrous aviation accidents are very rare. If a fatality occurred, our experienced and compassionate attorney would ensure that your surviving family members were given financial compensation for their losses as soon as possible. 

If you were injured in an aviation accident, our Utah plane accident attorneys will handle negotiations with the insurance companies and take care of any necessary paperwork. 

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our aviation accident lawyers make certain that our clients see justice. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients get the maximum compensation possible for their claims. 

If you were injured in an accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can help you.

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