Utah County officials say two people were on board when the plane came in for a crash landing.
Neither of the two people were seriously injured.
The crash happened on State Road 68 (Redwood Road) at mile marker 7, just north of Elberta.
Kelli Peay was the pilot of the small plane and she says the plane lost power.
"I called the Provo tower saying 'mayday, mayday'," Peay says. "That's when I decided to turn south."
Peay says she looked for a landing spot south of the Utah County lake. She kept the plane at a low level and then tried to land.
"I was determined to get the plane on the ground safely hoping to keep the plane in once piece," she says.
But when she hit ground the plane hit some soft dirt.
"We hit soft dirt and the plane flipped over," she says.
The plane landed upside down and both Peay and co-pilot Drew Christiansen managed to get out safely.
Authorities do say Christiansen was taken by a medical helicopter after complaing of back problems.
Peay is an examiner with the Federal Aviation Administration and is a seasoned pilot. She and Christiansen are co-owners of the Cessna.
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