SPANISH FORK, Utah — A small plane crashed into a building in Spanish Fork on Friday.
At around 12:45 p.m, the plane crashed on top of the Mountain Country Food warehouse at 185 East 1600 North, about a quarter-mile away from the Spanish Fork Airport. Emergency crews used a ladder truck to access the roof where the single-engine plane was located.
The 77-year-old male pilot was extricated from the plane with non-life-threatening injuries and airlifted to the hospital in critical condition. Several employees were inside the building at the time of the crash, but were uninjured.
Photos of the plane show it sitting on top of the building, but not going through any part of the roof.
Both wings are off the plane and there is heavy damage to the engine area.
The plane was a kit plane, meaning it was not manufactured, but hand-built. Many kit planes don’t have the same safety features as other aircraft.
The cause of the crash is unknown and will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.
Pilot expected to recover after crashing plane onto building in Spanish Fork