Andrew D. Tyson, Russell T. "Rusty" Cheney, Aaron J. "A.J." Linnell, and John H. Short killed in single-engine plane crash near Loon Creek Airstrip in Challis, Idaho

Modified Date: 
Sun, 04/12/2015 - 7:39pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015

4 men killed in plane crash near Challis, Idaho; one reportedly from Utah

The cause of the crash isn't known. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 

4 men killed in plane crash near Idaho, one from Utah

Short worked in the healthcare industry for many years, and also held many teaching positions in economics at the University of Utah and at Weber State University. 

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The Custer County Sheriff's Office says wreckage of a single-engine Cessna, owned by Short, was discovered at the Loon Creek airstrip Friday afternoon.

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John H. Short, 70, of Park City, was killed along with three others when his Cessna T210M crashed and caught fire in the Loon Creek drainage above the Diamond-D ranch, about 30 minutes outside of Challis. 

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A press statement released by the health care company Anthem, Inc., on Saturday also identified Short as a board member who had served the company with "great commitment" since 2013 and leaves behind a legacy of "incredible business acumen, strategy formulation skills, and passion for business excellence."
Four men died Friday in a plane crash near Challis, Idaho. They were identified as Andrew D. Tyson, Russell T. "Rusty" Cheney, and Aaron J. "A.J." Linnell, all from Idaho, and John H. Short, from Utah. The wreckage of the single-engine Cessna, owned by Short, was found at the Loon Creek airstrip Friday afternoon. Authorities say the aircraft crashed and then caught fire. 
People Involved: 
Andrew D. Tyson
Russell T. "Rusty" Cheney
Aaron J. "A.J." Linnell
John H. Short

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