October 27th, 2010
12:37 AM ET

Search for missing plane continues in Wyoming

More ground searchers will be deployed Wednesday as authorities in Wyoming look for a small plane that dropped off radar.

Officials have been unable to locate the plane, with four people on board, since it took off from Jackson Hole Airport Monday afternoon.

Det. Sgt. Ryan Lee of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday searchers were working in a very remote area of the county with elevations around 13,000 feet.

Snow storms, high winds and low visibility have hampered the search, Lee said. He said authorities would not release the identities of those on board pending notification of family members and also would not say whether there were children aboard.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune had reported that the plane carried the president of a Twin Cities web development company and three children.

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  1. Mary

    This is an incredibly difficult area to fly in. Anyone who has ever flown into that area will remember the sharp drop into the bowl, and the steep ascent on the way out. Plus weather, etc. Thirty years ago an entire lovely family was lost there, the dad a professional pilot. God Bless these people, my heart goes out to their families.

    October 27, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • David2u

      True Mary. That is a landing I'll never forget, OR repeat. : )

      October 27, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Nick

    The Event!

    October 27, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. TXFlyboy

    Mountain flying is tricky. Remeber Steve Fossett.

    October 27, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. JH Resident

    That was a very crude comment! You should be ashamed to wish that upon anyone and their family.

    October 27, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • billshut

      This would have been a much more effective rebuke, if only you had made it as a REPLY to their comment!

      October 27, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rachel

    Bad weather/winds etc., 13,000 foot peaks, difficult area to fly. Child endangerment. I would have never let my children leave the ground that day...

    October 27, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Well aren't you special Rachel. Way to have compassion!

      October 27, 2010 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. monte

    hope they are found alive.

    October 27, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sherri W.W.

    I too,pray for a miracle here~Bless the famliy!

    October 27, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. Arthur

    @Translation– wishing someone dead whos politics you disagree with is the Democrat way!

    October 27, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • The Dude

      Traitors deserve no pity.

      October 27, 2010 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. c.murray

    Maybe former president?Bush was looking for weapons of mass destruction??

    October 27, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. Janie

    That's a shame. I hope they find those people alive. My thoughts and prayers go out to their family friends and hoping they wl find them alive.

    October 27, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. jennifer

    Hard terrain to fly in- had the opportunity to fly with a friend from jackson hole to our town in rock springs- about a 2 hour flight in his little plane and I refused because of terrain. When I fly into that area, I fly into salt lake city and drive the 3 hours to rock springs, love wyoming. The tetons have unfortunately probably claimed another..beautiful area, u should all visit one day, just drive in, don't fly in there, not even in the summer.

    October 27, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. vegas awol

    @rachel... I understand not wanting them to leave the ground that day, but if you had to be anywhere flying was probably the safest. Those roads on the mountain passes are some of the most dangerous in the country, especially towogotee pass if heading east.

    October 27, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. mel

    Yes, people are cruel. Maybe they are related to Dick Chaney. Would they be saying that kind of crap. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What happened to our hearts? Must be the damned devil sneakin in. He needs to go back to hell and stay their!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Adrian

    Who ever was on board i pray for there safe return and if they are no more lord please shine your golden light upon there family in these dark days!!!!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. Willfall38

    This is a father and his 3 sons not Dick Cheney! Please be respectful there whole family is suffering right now... They need a miracle right now not cruel comments!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
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