Two Dead In Private Plane Crash In Albany County

A male pilot and female passenger died Sunday when their private plane left Denver and crashed in a remote area of Albany County, Wyoming, authorities say.

Clair McFarland

May 15, 20232 min read

Albany county sheriff
(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

A male and a female died Sunday in a plane crash in rural Albany County, Wyoming, authorities say.  

Denver International Airport reported at about 11:45 Sunday to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office that it had lost contact with a passenger plane, according to a press release Sheriff Aaron Appelhans dispatched Monday.  

The sheriff’s office, Albany County Search and Rescue, Laramie Fire Department and Classical Air Medical all responded to a remote area off Dutton Creek Road, where they found the crashed plane.  

The pilot was a male and the passenger a female, Appelhans told Cowboy State Daily, adding that the agency isn’t ready to give their names or ages.

The sheriff said he doesn’t know if they were from Wyoming. They may have been flying from Denver to Rock Springs, “but we don’t know that for sure yet.”

Appelhans also noted that AirLife Medical out of Rawlins helped authorities into the remote area with its helicopter. 

Federal authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration, still were on scene Monday.  

“We’re still gathering information,” said Appelhans. “When we have more information we’ll update everybody.”  

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