Two die in glider plane crash northeast of Ephraim
By James Tilson
EPHRAIM—Two men flying from Nephi to Richfield died in a crash northeast of Ephraim on July 1.
The men’s glider was found by OHV riders in the mountains approximately four miles northeast of Ephraim. The riders called 911, and Sanpete County Sheriff, Sanpete County Search and Rescue and the Medical Examiner’s Office responded.
Upon arrival, the two men were confirmed deceased. The men were John Weber, 63, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Thomas Bjork, 66, of Orangevale, Calif. Investigation of the scene revealed the glider had taken off from the Nephi airport, and was en route to an airport near Richfield. Investigators could not immediately determine the cause of the crash.