Single-Engine Plane Crashes in Wyoming Lake; Kills One Passenger

 A single-engine plane crashed in a Wyoming lake, killing a passenger.

Sheriffs officials on Monday disclosed that Campers helped the the pilot, Scott Fitzgerald, of Port Angeles, Washington, get to the shore of Frye Lake southwest of Lander in Shoshone National Forest after the crash on Sunday morning, Fremont County.

Fitzgerald was taken to a local hospital, then to one out of state. His condition wasn’t known.

The crash killed the passenger, a 33-year-old Lander man whose name is not yet released. Search and rescue workers got the victim out of the plane and removed the plane from the lake.

Some eye Witnesses said the Kitfox plane flew low and wobbled before plunging into the lake and catching fire.

National forest, sheriff’s and National Transportation Safety Board officials have started investigation.


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