A preliminary report released this week in a fatal January plane crash near Boulder keeps in line with initial reports that the small plane struck a power line before crashing and killing its two occupants.
Pilot Paul Clark Bowmar, 56, and passenger Nicholas Wolfrom Reznick, 53, died on Jan. 19 when Bowmar's Cessna 140 went down after taking off from Escalante. Both men were Escalante residents and were on a personal flight that had no recorded flight plan.
A report released on Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board states that a witness near the accident site saw the plane strike power lines near State Road 12 before it crashed. The report also cites a power company official who told investigators that the lines between Boulder and Escalante were interrupted at the same time the plane went down.