Officials from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office have provided further details on a tragic aircraft crash that occurred on Wednesday east of Preston, Idaho.
The most recent announcement reads, “The fatalities have been recognized as husband and wife and are from Oregon,” and adds that the identities of the victims have not been revealed since not all family members have been notified.
The sheriff’s report states that “they were about to go on multiple cross-country flights.” When the accident happened, they were traveling from Boise, Idaho, to Rock Springs, Wyoming. There is still a recovery crew on the site. The proper investigators are on the way and are anticipated to arrive today.
According to FCSO remarks released on Wednesday, authorities were initially informed of a potential collision that day at 10:50 a.m. The location of the collision was reportedly close to the borders of Bear Lake and Franklin counties. The pilot and passenger of the jet have been found dead in Franklin County, according to a late-afternoon report.
According to a National Transportation Safety Board social media post, the aircraft was a Vans RV-6A. Home-built from a kit, the Vans RV-6A is a single-engine, two-seat aircraft.
The survivors of the couple received sympathy from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
“We again offer the families and friends of the victims our deepest condolences. We also keep sending our alert first responders’ safety our best wishes and prayers. Many thanks.
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