Bonneville County authorities report a small aircraft crashed Thursday evening, Oct. 15, in the Sheep Mountain area above Palisades Reservoir. The aircraft identified as a two-seat Aviat Husky that had taken off from the Alpine Airport. Travis M. Hamilton, age 43, of Edmond, Oklahoma was killed in the accident, according to the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. A 14-year-old female passenger in the plane survived the crash.
According to fellow pilot Brian Rowser, who serves on the Alpine Airport Board, Hamilton was an experienced pilot.
In an interview with SVI Media, Rowser said he and Hamilton had left the Alpine Airport at approximately 5 p.m., Thursday, flying in separate Aviat Huskys. Hamilton’s 14-year-old daughter was accompanying him in the rear seat of the two-seat aircraft,
The Life Flight helicopter transported the 14-year-old daughter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where she was reported to be in good condition.
For the full interview of this incident, please read the October 21, 2015 edition of the Star Valley Independent.