Missing plane with Seattle man on board found crashed

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on May 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Updated Monday, May 12 at 7:59 PM

CODY — A missing single-engine plane with two brothers in their 80s on board was found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming.

The Park County Sheriff Office said the plane was found Monday morning on a rugged, snowy mountain just outside Yellowstone National Park.

However, the fear of an avalanche has prevented rescuers from reaching the crash site, which is at about 9,900 feet, so officials can't determine the condition of the occupants.

The 1963 Mooney M20C was last seen Tuesday departing Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody. On board were 84-year-old Robert L. Zimmerman of Huntsville, Alabama, and 86-year-old Ward H. Zimmerman of Seattle. The plane was reported missing Saturday, and the search began Sunday.The brothers were headed from Cody to Twin Falls, Idaho, and from there to Seattle.

The search began after police in Idaho on Saturday asked Park County officials to check for the plane at the Cody airport.
 

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