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Boise family expected to survive following Utah plane crash

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Boise family expected to survive following Utah plane crash

By Chris Oswalt. CREATED Aug 11, 2014

A family of three involved in a fiery plane crash that was rescued due to the hard work of strangers are expected to survive.

The airplane went down around 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 10th about mile from take off from South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan Utah.

Steve Sedlacek, his wife and daughter were returning back home to Boise when the plane went down.

Dave Fischer who is a family friend couldn’t believe their fortune of crashing near an airport and explained, "Great blessings for this. For this to happen where it did, when you think about all the uninhabited miles they were going to cover between Salt Lake and Boise. For this to happened, where it did, gave them a chance to live."

Witnesses who saw the crash explained, “I saw the plane take off and I knew he was in trouble right away because he wasn’t gaining altitude.”

Staff Sergeant Robert Kelly was one of the first people to arrive at the crash. He and two other are credited with saving the lives of the family by pulling them out of the plane before it caught on fire.

The NTSB is investigating the crash and all three remain in the hospital. Steve and his wife are in critical but stable condition and are expected to survive.