Small Plane Crashes on Utah Soccer Field

 Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Police have released the names of three people injured in a fiery plane crash in West Jordan Sunday, who are alive because three good Samaritans pulled them out of the wreckage just in time. Police say the pilot Steven Sedlacek, 56, and his wife Kathleen Sedlacek, 57, are in critical, but stable condition; and their daughter Anna Looper, 28, is in serious condition. "Thank heavens that these people were willing to put [themselves] at risk to help this other family," said West Jordan Police Sgt. Dan Roberts. The small aircraft took off from South Valley Regional Airport (Airport 2) in West Jordan but immediately had trouble gaining altitude before crashing onto a field at the soccer complex about a mile away.