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Plane crash in Wyoming leaves one dead and one injured

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One person died and another was injured after a small plane crash in Northwestern Wyoming on Wednesday.

Big Horn County Wyoming Sheriff Ken Blackburn says two people were in the light aircraft that crashed in an extremely rugged and isolated area southwest of Otto.

Sheriff Blackburn says one person was airlifted to a hospital in Billings. Their condition is unknown. The other died at the scene. Their names have not yet been released, pending notification of family.

Blackburn says preliminary indications show the plane was either owned or partially owned by the Wyoming Wool Growers Association.

He says the plane left from Worland.

He says the rescue was particularly difficult with the rugged location and extreme weather conditions. Blackburn says, "We want to thank the members of the REACH Air Ambulance Service for their assistance, in particularly the Big Horn County Search and Rescue members who are an all volunteer unit who responded and left their jobs and hiked through those conditions to be able to assist these people."

Sheriff Blackburn says the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety board are on the scene and are investigating the cause of the crash.

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