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Two Salt Lake men were killed Tuesday in a plane crash in Idaho.

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Salt Lake men were killed Tuesday in a plane crash in Idaho.

David Ray Fitzgerald, 57, and Randy Scott Butters, 61, died when the plane they were flying crashed near Yellow Pine, Idaho, in southeast Idaho County.

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The Idaho County Sheriff's Office was notified of the crash at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. The next day, the Idaho Bureau of Aeronautics, the Civil Air Patrol and the Idaho National Guard of Boise located the crash site. The bodies were recovered and taken to a funeral home in Grangeville.

Fitzgerald was believed to be piloting the single-engine experimental high-wing airplane, according to the Idaho County Sheriff's Office. Fitzgerald and Butters were traveling from Sulphur Creek Ranch near Cascade to Dixie during a sightseeing trip.

The families of the victims have been notified, and the crash remained under investigation.

— Morgan Jacobsen