Searchers killed in Wyoming plane crash
SHELL, Wyo. ” Three members of Wyoming’s Civil Air Patrol, who were searching for a missing teen, were killed when their plane crashed in the Bighorn National Forest, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday.
Investigators were trying to reach the remote crash site, which was spotted Tuesday morning by a U.S. Forest Service plane. The plane went down Monday evening.
“The aircraft was destroyed by fire,” said Allen Kenitzer, FAA spokesman in Renton, Wash.
Jeanne Stone-Hunter, public affairs officer for the Civil Air Patrol’s Wyoming Wing, said the pilot of the Cessna 182R last made radio contact with another pilot in the area at about 4 p.m. Monday.