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Two Casper residents die in Saratoga plane crash

Two Casper residents die in Saratoga plane crash

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Two Casper residents died late Saturday after their 1968 single-engine airplane crashed one-fourth of a mile south of the Saratoga airport.

Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson said his office received the call of the downed plane at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The pilot, Kenneth Schneider, 52, and his passenger, Janet Kawakami, 54, were dead when officials arrived at the scene.

Colson said both died on impact.

The two left Casper on Saturday for a flight to Denver and were not reported missing or overdue before being discovered Sunday morning.

National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration investigators visited the scene Monday to investigate the the crash.

No cause has been determined at this time.

Reach general assignment reporter Trevor Graff at 307-266-0639 or Follow him on Twitter @TrevGraff.


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