Police identify 3 killed, 4 injured when plane crashed into homes in West Jordan


Police officers investigate a plane crash near Old Bingham Highway in West Jordan on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

Police officers investigate the scene of a plane crash in West Jordan on Saturday. Officials on Sunday identified the victims of the crash that killed three and injured four. | Yukai Peng, Deseret News

WEST JORDAN — Police on Sunday identified the three people killed and four who were injured when a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in West Jordan on Saturday.

The pilot, Lee Wyckoff, 43, his 9-month-old daughter Coral Wickoff and Milda Shibonis, 36, all died when a Piper PA-32 crashed into the backyard of a house at 8691 S. 3780 West, West Jordan police said.

Two of the plane’s other three passengers, the pilot’s wife, Rebecca Wyckoff, 36, and Cody Mitchell, 2, are in critical condition. Cody, Shibonis’ son, suffered burns to his legs and arms, police said.

The daughter of Shibonis, Veda Sheperd, 12, was the only passenger not seriously injured. Police said she was able to walk away from the crash. She was treated at a hospital and then released soon after.

West Jordan police as of Sunday did not know where those in the plane were from. That information is expected to come from the Federal Aviation Administration, police said.

Mary Quintana, 72, whose house was hit by the plane, remains in critical condition.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

The plane took off from South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. The FAA has not yet released information about what caused the crash.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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