Plane Crashes Near Rawlins

Rawlins, WY – Three people are dead after a plane crash last night near Rawlins. The twin engine turbo-prop plane was flying from Steamboat Springs, Colorado to Rawlins when it crashed. Federal Aviation Administration Spokesman Mike Fergus says they lost radar contact with the plane around 9:40 pm as it was on approach to the Rawlins airport. The wreckage was found about three miles east of the airport. Investigators have yet to identify why the plane crashed, but the weather conditions do not stand out as an obvious cause. The National Weather Service says light snow and fog were in the area at the time, but that visibility was between two and two and a half miles. The plane was supposed to transport a medical patient from Rawlins to Casper. The victims of the crash were the pilot and two Yampa Valley Medical Center employees. The fourth person on board, also a medical center employee, is in critical condition at a local hospital.