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By The Daily Herald

PROVO, Utah (AP) – The 30-year-old man who died in an airplane crash near the Provo airport was a flight instructor and student at Utah Valley University.

Benjamin Hill, of Springville, died Wednesday afternoon after the Cessna he was piloting lost power on a flight between Spanish Fork and Provo and crashed just short of the runway.

Hill was a student at Utah Valley University’s aviation science program. He was also an adjunct instructor in the program.

The dean of the College of Technology and Computing at UVU says the crash shocked the local aviation community and the university.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive at the scene Thursday.

 

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