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Fri January 19, 2007
Two Planes Feared Down in Two Days
Cheyenne, WY – A small plane crashed in central Wyoming, killing two people, and a search is under way in the southern mountains for a second small plane that was feared down. Authorities say a Cessna 182-R that took off from Gillette headed for Lander Wednesday was found in a remote area this morning in extreme western Natrona County. The Natrona County Coroner confirmed two people were found dead.
Another search is under way in the Snowy Range for a second plane reported missing in Albany County. It reportedly had three people on board. Searchers from Albany and Carbon counties are hampered by the weather and rough terrain and are conducting the search at about 11 thousand feet. Authorities say the Piper plane was headed from California to Grand Island, Nebraska. Radar monitors in Denver lost contact with the plane about last night.