The Iron County Sheriff's Department was notified of the crash, and began their investigation with the Fire Department. Both instructors were found on the scene. Names of the deceased will not be released until notification of next of kin.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. No structures were involved in this incident, the plane came down in a dry lake.
Provost, Bradley J. Cook said, "Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones. A tragedy of this nature penetrates all of us deeply."
Southern Utah University and Upper Limit Aviation have a public-private relationship and have been located on SUU's campus since May 2013.