A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

Report says plane broke up in the air

May 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports

A private airplane originally bound for Riverton broke apart in flight before crashing near Green River last month, killing the pilot.

Federal investigators said they don't know why the twin-engine Cessna 3200 malfunctioned. Pilot Buster High of Winnemucca, Nev., was the only occupant, and there were no witnesses to the crash.

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report on the incident says the wreckage from the April 12 crash was found about 22 miles southwest of Green River. Authorities say High took off from Sidney, Neb., en route to Riverton, where he had family. A relative told authorities he apparently changed his mind while flying and headed toward Nevada instead.

Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.

Related Stories

Related Tags

County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

Contact Us  © 2015 Riverton Ranger, Inc.