Update: Officials release probable victim identities after Wyoming plane crash

A small plane crashed near Evanston, Wyo., near Bear River on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2018. Uinta County Sheriff and Uinta Fire and Ambulance personnel responded to the scene. It was reported that the two people on the plane did not survive the crash. Photo courtesy: Uinta County Sheriff's Office

EVANSTON, Wyoming, Feb. 20, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Uinta County Wyoming Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the couple that owned the plane that crashed Sunday near Evanston.

Officials said the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson, who are believed to have died in the crash. Nobody else was on board.

The small plane crashed at about 3 p.m. near Evanston, the sheriff’s office reported.

The sheriff’s office and Uinta County Fire and Ambulance responded to the crash, about a mile north of Evanston near Bear River.

A Socata TBM7 crashed under unknown circumstances while on approach to the airport in Evanston with two people on board, confirmed Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division.

The aircraft burned after crashing, Gregor said. The plane was flying from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The FAA and NTSB are conducting the investigation into crash.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


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