A Republican lawmaker and his “entire family” have been killed in a tragic plane crash in Utah.
The tragedy comes shortly after North Dakota State Senator Doug Larsen, who died along with his wife and children, demanded an investigation into the “long-term health effects” of Covid mRNA vaccines.
Sen. Larsen made the call during a statement on the state’s Senate floor.
North Dakota State Senator Doug Larsen was killed in plane crash along with his wife and 2 kids in Utah on Sunday.
Earlier this year, Sen. Larsen spoke out in support of a bill to study "the long-term health effects" of mRNA vaccines and shared this story on the Senate floor: pic.twitter.com/TqMEdLKlqF
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The Republican senator’s death was confirmed by his fellow legislator and Majority Leader David Hogue.
The plane was piloted by Doug Larsen which crashed Sunday evening after he took off from Canyonlands Airfield about 15 miles north of Moab.
Grand County Sheriff’s Department statement posted on Facebook saying all four people on board the plane were killed.
On Monday, the sheriff’s department noted: “The county’s dispatch center received a report of an isolated incident involving a single aircraft taking off from the Canyonlands Regional Airport and then crashing into the ground.”
“Senator Doug Larsen, his wife Amy, and their two young children died in a plane crash last evening in Utah,” Hogue’s email quoted by CBS News read, adding that “they were visiting family in Scottsdale and returning home. They stopped to refuel in Utah.”
National Transportation Safety Board has commenced an investigation into the small piper plane crash.
NTSB investigating the Oct. 1 crash of Piper PA-28-140 airplane near Moab, Utah.
— NTSB Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) October 2, 2023
Local emergency services and authorities promptly responded to the call after a medical aircraft spotted the downed plane, the sheriff’s office said.
An NTSB spokesman earlier said a board investigator was expected to arrive at the scene Monday “to begin to document the scene, examine the aircraft, request any air traffic communications, radar data, weather reports and try to contact any witnesses. Also, the investigator will request maintenance records of the aircraft, and medical records and flight history of the pilot.”