Zenith Zodiac Makes Emergency Landing in Southern Utah

Monday, June 23, 2014
By George Hatcher

Zenith ZodiacA plane carrying 3 persons had to make an emergency landing in Hurricane, Southern Utah, after it ran out of fuel on the morning of June 22.

The Zenith Zodiac plane took off from St. George Municipal Airport for Hurricane, with the pilot, Myron Porter, his son-in-law and 4 year old grandson aboard. While they were flying over Hurricane Valley, the aircraft started indicating low fuel. The pilot then decided to make an emergency landing in a grassy field near 869 South 400 West, Hurricane, Utah.

The plane safely landed at about 8:26 a.m. All three passengers remained unharmed. The plane sustained minor damage.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the local police and Hurricane Fire and Rescue officials.

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