Two Utah Teens Steal Plane On Thanksgiving And Successfully Land Before Being Arrested

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While most teens were recovering from a turkey coma and spending time with loved ones, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old in northeast Utah stole a small plane on Thursday and took it for a short flight before safely landing it and being arrested.

The single-engine propeller airplane was stolen from a private airstrip in Jensen, the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook.

“This morning the teens gained access to a tractor and drove it to the air strip in Jensen, where they stole a fixed-wing, single engine light sport aircraft,” the statement read. “The plane was witnessed flying very low along US-40 near Gusher, Uintah County, about 32 miles west of Jensen.”

The statement added that the boys were planning on flying more west to Wasatch Front, but instead turned around and landed at the Vernal Regional Airport, about 15 miles from where they went airborne. – READ MORE

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