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Sat February 7, 2004
Plane Crashes on Elk Mountain
Laramie, Wy – A plane crashed near the summit of Elk Mountain Friday, killing the pilot and injuring the two passengers.
Local authorities carried out a daylong effort to get the survivors off the mountain in south-central Wyoming. They were finally able to reach them around ten o'clock.
The plane crashed around 11:30 Friday morning about a thousand feet below the 11-thousand, 100-foot summit.
The passengers were able to contact authorities by cell phone.
After a long trip by snowmobile and on foot through strong wind and deep snow, rescuers were finally able to get to the plane.
All of those aboard the plane were from Colorado.