North Dakota state senator, his wife and 2 children killed in Utah plane crash in the US

A North Dakota state senator, his wife and their two young children died after a plane in which they were travelling crashed in Utah region of the USA, media reports said.

A North Dakota state senator dies in Utah plane crash. Photo Courtesy: Pixabay

State Sen. Doug Larsen was piloting a plane as he travelled with his wife, Amy, and two of their sons Sunday evening in Grand County, Utah, when their aircraft crashed, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release as quoted by CNN.

Emergency responders found the plane in a remote area bordering the airport, which is just outside Arches National Park near the Colorado state line, the news channel reported.

“Tragically, the pilot of the plane, North Dakota State Senator Douglas Larsen, his wife Amy Larsen, and their two youngest children did not survive the crash,” the news release said.

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum said: "I am saddened by the loss of Doug Larsen, his wife Amy, and their two sons. I cannot think of a more tragic loss for one family, and the North Dakota National Guard sends our condolences to all of their friends and family."