Mechanical Failure Did Not Bring Down Plane
Sheridan, WY – Investigators say the Wyoming Civil Air
Patrol aircraft that crashed in the Bighorn National Forest last
week did not show any signs of mechanical failure.
In addition, because the plane crashed in such remote and rough
terrain the wreckage has not been moved.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators say it's up
to the Wyoming Civil Air Patrol whether to remove the wreckage.
Wyoming Civil Air Patrol spokeswoman Jeanne Stone-Hunter says a
decision on moving the wreckage has not been made.
The Cessna single-engine plane crashed August 20th while helping
search for a missing 16-year old fisherman. The three Civil Air
Patrol members on board were killed.
A final accident cause will be determined by the National
Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C.