4 Dead In Crash of Plane That Took Off From Sheridan

The Park County Sheriff's Office says four people died in a small twin-engine plane crash Saturday in northwest Wyoming.

The Associated Press reports there were no survivors in the crash of the plane that took off from the airport in Sheridan. The plane had left the airport in Sheridan around 11 Saturday morning, headed for Billings and crashed about an hour later, northwest of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir near Cody.

The plane strayed from its scheduled flight path and circled Yellowstone National Park shortly after takeoff. The pilot then radioed air traffic controllers in Salt Lake City and was told to climb to 14,800 feet. Soon after, the plane suddenly turned east toward Cody and went into a steep descent. Officials have not yet released names, ages or residences of the victims, other than to say two were female and two male. The crash remains under investigation.

SheridanWyoming.com

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