Plane Crash in East Idaho Injures 3

A small plane crashed in a wooded area in eastern Idaho early Monday morning. The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office said three men were injured in the plane crash and that it occurred just west of the border with Wyoming.

Authorities first received reports of the plane crash shortly after 9 a.m. Monday morning. Witnesses informed both the Lincoln County and Wyoming Sheriff’s office that the plane had come down in a heavily wooded forest just northwest of the the Simplot’s Smoky Canyon Mine.

Multiple agencies responded to the plane crash, including the Search and Rescue Units, Air Idaho, Smoky Canyon Mine Rescue, and the Life Flight Network, as well as multiple EMS units. The plane crash survivors were administered first aid and flown to local hospitals for treatment.

The plane crash victims have yet to be identified. The plane that crashed, however, is reported to have been a single-engine Cessna 172 originating out of Afton, Wyoming. All three victims are believed to be from Afton.

The crash is currently being investigated by local police, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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