March 15, 2016
The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office has identified the four people who died in a March 13 plane crash near the Idaho/Wyoming border as two couples from Idaho Falls.
Authorities said 40-year-old Jerry Anderson was piloting the plane and his passengers were his 3-year-old wife Jessica Anderson and their friends, 39-year-old Thomas Summers and his wife, 36-year-old Heidi Summers.
The plane was identified as a a four-passenger, 1958 single engine, fixed wing Cessna. The plane had reportedly left the airport early Sunday morning and crashed shortly after takeoff. Officials said the crash was the fourth plane accident in the Alpine area since August 2015.
: March 14, 2016
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are expected today on the scene of a March 13 plane crash near the Palisades Reservoir on the Idaho/Wyoming border.
The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office confirmed four people—two men and two women—were killed in the Sunday afternoon crash north of Alpine, Wyo. The names of the deceased have not been released.
In addition to the sheriff's department, emergency responders included several area fire departments and the U.S. Forest Service.
The plane was described as a four-seat Cessna. Officials said the plane had been completely destroyed in the crash and subsequent fire.
This is the second fatal air crash in the Palisades Reservoir area this year. Two people
were killed in a crash near the Alpine, Wyo. airport in January.