More Details Released About Plane Crash On Saturday
The Natrona County Sheriff's Office on Monday released more details about the nonfatal private plane crash that happened Saturday morning at the Casper/Natrona County International Airport.
At 8:05 a.m., Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Davis went to the airport after receiving a report of the crashed airplane carrying three people, according to the Sheriff's Office incident report.
Davis met with the airport's fire and rescue department, which found the single-engine Cessna at the northwestern area of the airport.
The three occupants were outside the cockpit and near the right wing. They appeared to be coherent and mobile.
Davis spoke with Peter Wold, who identified himself as the pilot.
Wold said one occupant, Joseph McGuire was sitting in the right front seat, and the other occupant Lon Whitman was sitting in the right rear seat.
Wold didn't know the exact cause of the crash, but said the plane seemed to be functioning appropriately during and after takeoff. The plane climbed to nearly 100 feet when the engine suddenly lost power, causing it to free fall to the ground.
Wold, McGuire and Whitman were immediately taken to the Wyoming Medical Center for injuries of unknown severity.
According to wire reports, Wold, a top player in Wyoming's oil and gas industry, suffered a broken vertebra. Whitman, an oil and gas consultant, had a sore knee and ankle and a couple of broken ribs. McGuire, an attorney, suffered a broken clavicle and a sore jaw.
The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.