Susan Jordan, a Ukiah, Calif., criminal defense attorney known for zealously advocating on behalf of women, died in a plane crash in Utah on Friday. She was 67.

Jordan and longtime friend John Austin, a health-care executive, were flying Austin’s home-built single-engine plane when they crashed, the Ukiah Daily Journal reported. The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane hit power lines in the town of Escalante, which sits near the hilly Bryce Canyon National Park.