Friday evening, Dr. Lansing Ellsworth and 9 family and co-workers we killed when their plane suddenly crashed shortly after take off from the Canyonlands Field Airport in Moab, Utah.
Dr. Ellsworth was my family dermatologist, helping both my teens and myself. He was quick to smile, and loved guitars and thought it was way cool we’re musicians.
Dr. Ellsworth, his son Dallin, 7 clinic workers and the pilot were all killed in the wreck. As he did with Page, Arizona, Dr. Ellsworth flew once a month to Moab, Utah to see a full days worth of patients and do skin cancer screenings and treatments. Upon leaving Moab Friday evening the plane crashed shortly after take off. There was an intense fire and no survivors.
A statement from the family yesterday: “It is with disbelief that we struggle to comprehend the events of yesterday,” the Ellsworth family said in a statement issued Saturday afternoon. Those from the company “provided much needed dermatology care to patients who might otherwise go without.”
Patients all through Southern Utah, Nevada and Northern Arizona are struggling today with the passing of Dr. Ellsworth, his son, staff and flight crew. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends and co-workers. He will be greatly missed in the Page Lake Powell area.