Thursday, October 4, 2012

Airplane wreckage discovered near Jeffrey City, Wyoming

Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Lee said his office is investigating the discovery of the tail section of an airplane found in the Willow Creek area near Jeffrey City.

The find was reported to the sheriff’s office at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the department’s call log, the caller stated the tail had a number on it, looked rusted and might be old.

Lee said a Fremont County resident was recreating in the area when the wreckage was found. He was unsure if the plane was located on public or private property.

“The wreckage appears to be decades old, possibly a 1950′s era crash site,” Lee said. “We are in the process of confirming the identity of the aircraft and researching the history behind the wreckage.”

Lee said deputies are speaking with area residents to learn more about the incident.

“We just want to make sure that this was a reported incident years ago and not something that has been missing for the last 60 or 70 years and just discovered,” he said. “There is an expanse of country out there and it would not be impossible for something to go undiscovered for decades.”

There were no signs of human remains found with wreckage, Lee confirmed.

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