Four people are dead following a plane crash in Wyoming on Sunday.
Details about the fatal Aviation Accident
KIVITV News is reporting that The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has stated that four people were killed in a plane accident near the Alpine, Wyoming Airport on March 13th.
The plane crash happened near China Beach on the Palisades Reservoir, and investigators believe the accident happened several hours before the emergency call for assistance came in.
The four-passenger 1958 Cessna 182A was completely burned when emergency crews arrived to the scene of the accident.
The victims have been identified as 40-year-old Jerry “David” Anderson and his wife, 38-year-old Jessica Ann Anderson. There were two other passengers who were also killed in the accident. The other two victims were 39-year-old Thomas “Brook” Summers, and 36-year-old Heidi Summers.
The National Transportation Safety Board is the primary investigative unit for the accident. This is the third accident in less than a year in the same area.
Important Information about Aviation Accidents
An article in LiveScience revealed that there hundreds of wrongful deaths related to general aviation accidents every year in the United States:
- General aviation is a term used to refer to small private aircraft and other aircraft that are not regulated by the federal government, like commercial airlines.
- There were 1,297 general aviation fatalities in the United States in 2013.
- The fatality rate in 2013 was about one death for every 100,000 hours of flight time in the United States for general aviation aircraft.