Single-engine plane crashes in Wyoming lake; passenger dies

Wyoming News June 9, 2020

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Single-engine plane crashes in Wyoming lake; passenger dies

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — A single-engine plane crashed in a Wyoming lake, killing a passenger. Fremont County sheriff’s officials say campers helped the pilot, Scott Fitzgerald, of Port Angeles, Washington, get out of Frye Lake southwest of Lander in Shoshone National Forest after the crash Sunday morning.

Fitzgerald was taken to a local hospital, then to one out of state. His condition wasn’t known. The crash killed the passenger, a 33-year-old Lander man whose name wasn’t released.

Witnesses said the Kitfox plane flew low and wobbled before plunging into the lake and catching fire. Search and rescue workers later removed the victim and plane from the lake.

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