A missing plane enroute to Gillette last month has been found about 15 minutes from where last contact was made. The plane carrying three passengers, 37-year-old Mathew Ahrens, 34-year-old Trista Meyer and 9-year-old Shyann Lenz, all of Gillette was found early Sunday morning according to a post on the Facebook group Prayers for Trista, Shy and Matt. There are no survivors.
The post from Lori Koch reads: They found the plane, 15 minutes from where they last fueled up, there were no survivors :'(. Please say as many prayers as possible for comfort for our families. Thank you everyone for everything you have done for us, GOD IS GREAT!
KSL-TV reported that three bodies were recovered from the plane after it was spotted about 8:15 am, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey. The plane has been missing since its expected arrival in Gillette on November 25th. Over the past week, members of the Utah Civil Air Patrol had been flying various possible routes the pilot could have taken, attempting to find the plane. Officials from the Utah Civil Air Patrol were unable to receive any emergency signals from the plane. Additional information may be forthcoming.
Written by Justin Wolffing
Sunday, 02 December 2012 14:29