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Man crashes light plane into his house after fight with wife

Man crashes light plane into his house after fight with wife

Federal Aviation Administration officials investigate the scene of a plane crash in Payson, Utah on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

While the plane departed from an airport in Utah, authorities would not specify which one.

A USA man has flown a small plane into his own Utah house just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, police say.

Around 2:30 a.m., Payson authorities received a call that a plane had crashed into Youd's home. Youd's relation to the boy was unclear, according to Payson Police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval.

The crash occurred at a home near 600 East Canyon Road near the mouth of Payson Canyon at 2:38 a.m.

Investigators believe the plane belonged to Youd's employer and that he intentionally flew into his own house, Sandoval said.




Seventeen-year-old Parker Youd said his father's last words to him were "I love you".

Sgt. Spencer Cannon, Utah County Sheriff's Office, said their officers responded to an area near the top of American Fork Canyon after witnesses reported seeing an ongoing assault involving Youd and his wife.

Youd was arrested and was bailed out Monday morning between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m., Sandoval said. He went to back to his home after he was released to retrieve some of his items, and then left without any argument, according to a police report.

That occurred without incident, Ms Sandoval said. From there, he set off for nearby Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, commandeered a plane and took off for home. He flew directly to his neighbourhood and smashed into his house, Sgt Sandoval said. The house was heavily damaged and the jet was destroyed by fire.

Mr Youd and his wife bought the 251-square metre house valued at almost $US400,000 ($550,065) in 2016 in a quiet subdivision of new homes near the foothills, county property records show.


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