Wind River plane crash victims died of blunt force trama

2011-09-15T08:53:00Z 2011-09-15T09:07:28Z Wind River plane crash victims died of blunt force tramaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 15, 2011 8:53 am  • 

LANDER, Wyo. - The Fremont County coroner says a couple killed in a plane crash in Wyoming's Wind River Range last month died of massive blunt force trauma.

Coroner Ed McAuslan has identified the victims as 69-year-old Mary Dawson and 71-year-old Robert Dawson. The office's case docket didn't list their hometowns.

The plane was registered to a company in Parker, Colo. The Dawsons were flying from Driggs, Idaho to Front Range Airport outside Denver on Aug. 14 when they crashed.

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says controllers in Salt Lake City tried to contact the single-engine plane after it disappeared from radar screens.

Authorities say the plane crashed at about 11,400 feet above sea level 20 miles west of Lander.

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