Search Teams Continue to Search for Missing Plane in Wyoming

The plane is thought to have gone missing somewhere over this region of the Wind River Mountains.
The plane is thought to have gone missing somewhere over this region of the Wind River Mountains.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The family of a Minneapolis businessman who is missing along with his three sons after their plane disappeared from radar in western Wyoming is expressing thanks for prayers while the search continues.


The single-engine plane carrying 41-year-old Luke Bucklin and his three boys left the Jackson Airport Monday in a snowstorm. It disappeared from radar an hour later over the craggy Wind River Range.

Teams of mountaineers are searching the rugged area for signs of the plane. Bucklin and his sons were returning to Minneapolis after a visit to Jackson when the plane disappeared.

Bucklin's family website identifies the boys as 14-year-old twins Nate and Nick and 12-year-old Noah. The family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon expressing thanks for the support they had received while waiting for word of the outcome of the search.

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