According to police, a fatal incident occurred on Sunday night when a plane crashed in the vicinity of Moab, a tourist destination situated in eastern Utah, resulting in the unfortunate demise of all four individuals aboard the aircraft. In an email sent on Monday morning, North Dakota Senate Majority Leader David Hogue informed his colleagues that the individuals affected by the incident were Senator Doug Larsen, his spouse Amy, and their two minor offspring.
According to a statement put on Facebook by the Grand County Sheriff’s Department, the aircraft experienced a crash shortly after its departure from Canyonlands Airfield, located around 15 miles north of Moab. According to Hogue’s email, the Larsens were engaged in a visit to their relatives in Arizona and were in the process of making their way back to their residence. The individuals had made a stop in Utah in order to replenish their fuel supply.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter that it is currently conducting an investigation into the incident involving the single-engine Piper plane accident.
A phone message that was left with officials from the sheriff’s office inquiring about further details was not promptly responded to on Monday.
According to Larsen’s biography on the official website of the North Dakota Legislature, he had been self-employed and served as a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard for a period of 28 years. The individual has held the position of Senator for District 34 (Mandan) in the North Dakota Senate since the year 2021.
According to Hogue, Larsen possessed a stepchild who did not accompany them on the aircraft.