Fatal plane crash in Iowa Saturday
UTE, Iowa -- A plane crash killed one person in western Iowa Saturday afternoon.
Authorities in Monona County responded to a call around 1:00 p.m. on July 30, for an aircraft down near 30th and Teak Ave near Ute, Iowa.
The Monona County Sheriff's Office reported that the caller indicated a spray plane had struck electrical lines and crashed into the roadway.
Officials said responding agencies found a commercial spray plane in the roadway on fire.
The Sheriff's Office said the pilot had succumbed to the injuries that he got in the accident and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The pilot's name has not yet been released because authorities are notifying the family first.
At this time the pilot's name is not being released until authorities have notified the man's family.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be conducting their investigation in the near future, and any further information will be released upon the completion of that investigation.
The Monona County Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene by Ute Fire and Ambulance, St. Lukes's Pathology, Western Iowa Power, and Monona County Secondary roads Department.
This is an ongoing investigation.