Posted May 02, 2018 08:24:17 A CUB plane crashed in a rural area of eastern Wyoming Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring more than a dozen others, including two infants.
The plane was attempting to land at the airport in Kirtland, the nearest city to the crash site, but the pilot failed to make an emergency landing, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but local officials said there were no injuries.
“There was a fire in the engine compartment, which is a common occurrence,” said David Ralston, spokesman for the Kirtling County Sheriff’s Office.
“It’s an airplane.
It’s a commercial airplane.”
A CURVAS-5C turboprop plane with two crew members on board crashed into a cornfield about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of the town of Kirtle, the town’s mayor said in a statement.
The crash occurred just before 5 a.m. local time, according the U