(VIDEO): Aircraft crashes near Alpine

(VIDEO): Aircraft crashes near Alpine

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho has identified four people killed in an Alpine area plane crash Sunday March 13.

Killed in the crash were David and Jessica Anderson, ages 40 and 38 respectively and Thomas “Brook” and Heidi Summers, ages 39 and 36 respectively. All were listed from Idaho Falls.

They were riding in a four-passenger, 1958 Cessna, 182A, single engine, fixed wing.

The Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office in Wyoming reported to SVI Media the plane crashed early Sunday just after leaving the Alpine Airport.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Alpine Fire Department were among the first responders to the site. They secured the site for Bonneville County authorities.

Sheriff Shane Johnson said, “It was apparent it was not a survivable accident do to the extent of the damage and fire.”

(Independent Photos & Video by Dan Dockstader. Copyright Star Valley Independent)

(Independent Photos & Video by Dan Dockstader. Copyright Star Valley Independent)

• A Deadly Trend

The Star Valley area has had five small aircraft crashes in the last calendar year. Four of those have now resulted in fatalities. Here is a recap of the previous airplane crashes in the past 12 months in the Star Valley area leading up to Sunday’s accident.

  • On March 13, 2015, The Afton Police Department responded to the Afton Lincoln County Airport where a pilot from Canada flipped his plane. There were no injuries.
  • On July 21, 2015, Bard Lefevre, 22 of Grover, and Chad Burton, 64 of Auburn, both were killed when their 1947 Aeronca Model 7BCM (Army 11 16A) crashed when making a candy drop for a local church group.
  • On October 15, 2015, Travis M. Hamilton, 43 of Edmond, Oklahoma, was killed when his single-engine plane crashed above the Palisades Reservoir.
  • On January 4, 2016, local Search & Rescue, the Alpine Fire & EMS responded to the upper Palisades Reservoir area where Reade Genzlinger, 61 of Alpine and Bryn Athens, Pennsylvania an a 17-year old female from Chapel Hill, North Carolina died when their Yak 52 Russian trainer aircraft crashed during a recreational flight.
  • (March 13, 2016 3 p.m.) Reports of an aircraft accident in the Alpine area resulted in area first responders reporting to the area. Initial information indicated that the incident occurred near the Alpine Airport.  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was first on the scene and secured the area for Bonneville County authorities who were called in to assist. Four people are believed to have died in the crash.

 

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(VIDEO): Aircraft crashes near Alpine

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