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Utah Plane Crash Tragedy Effects the Skin Care Industry

Posted: August 28, 2008

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Dane Leavitt, CEO of the Leavitt Group, knew Ellsworth, and he said, "It's the same reaction I feel now, that of just shock, deep sadness. Trying to be of service to those affected, the love for those that we've lost, this is a loss that affects really all of Southern Utah."

The plane was a twin-engine Beech King Air A-100. It was owned by the Leavitt Group out of Cedar City. David White was the pilot. It's unclear what problems he was having before the crash, or why the plane went down. Leavitt said, "He has flown that particular route often, as they went to Moab regularly. He flew that route for them."

Grand County Sheriff James Nyland identified those killed as White; the company's director,  Ellsworth, 50, and his son Dallin Ellsworth, 23; David B. Goddard, PA-C, and his daughter Cecilee Goddard, 31; Mandy Johnson; Marcie Tillery, 29; Valerie Imlay, 52; Keith Shumway, 26; and Camie Vigil, 31.

"It is with disbelief that we struggle to comprehend the events," the Ellsworth family said in an issued statement. Those from the company "provided much needed dermatology care to patients who might otherwise go without."

Linda Snow, the company's office manager in Cedar City, said, "We are just deeply saddened. These are individuals that were highly skilled and very professional in what they do, and they will be missed."