Shawn and Bonnie Ackerman, of Hurricane, died when their single engine, two passenger plane went down north of Sand Hollow Reservoir.

The Thursday, December 10 crash happened at around 1:30 p.m. The plane was found upside down with one wing detached from the aircraft.

The couple, ages 56 and 49, owned the Zion Fly Inn, a hotel-style house for pilots at the Sky Ranch Airpark for aviators passing through the area.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Family members suggested friends and community members to make donations to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, in lieu of sending flowers.