Air ambulances rescue plane crash victims

Air ambulances rescue plane crash victims

Multiple emergency helicopters like the one pictured here participated in the rescue of three men who were aboard a plane that crashed in eastern Caribou County near the Idaho-Wyoming border on Monday morning.

Three men were seriously injured in a plane crash on Monday morning in eastern Caribou County near the Idaho-Wyoming border.

The crash was first reported around 9 a.m. via a 911 call to the Lincoln County, Wyoming, Sheriff's Office, authorities said. The single-engine prop plane was based out of Afton, Wyoming, which is located in Lincoln County. 

After receiving the 911 call, Lincoln County authorities contacted the Caribou County Sheriff's Office and provided the crash's location — a heavily wooded area near Simplot's Smoky Canyon Mine about 30 miles northeast of Soda Springs. 

Numerous emergency units from both Lincoln and Caribou counties converged on the crash scene, along with multiple emergency helicopters. 

The three men who were aboard the plane were all airlifted via the helicopters to local hospitals.

Authorities have not provided the names of the men but said all three are from the Afton area. Condition updates have also not been provided on the men, but it's believed all three suffered serious injuries.

The Caribou County Sheriff's Office is expected to provide more information on the crash and the three victims on Tuesday.  

The crash remains under investigation by the Caribou County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

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