Sheriff: No survivors in small plane crash in Wyo.

Published 1:59 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LANDER, Wyo. — Searchers in Wyoming say they found the wreckage of a small plane that was carrying four members of a Minneapolis family, and there were no survivors.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department says the plane was found late Monday in the rugged Wind River mountains.

Officials say 40-year-old Luke Bucklin was the pilot and his 14-year-old twins Nate and Nick and 12-year-old son Noah were passengers.

The plane left the Jackson airport in a snowstorm on Oct. 25. It disappeared from radar about an hour later.

Officials say searchers found the wreckage in a boulder field on a steep mountainside.

A friend says the family had been in Wyoming for a wedding and vacation. Luke Bucklin’s wife and another son took a commercial flight home.