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UPDATE: Missing Yellowstone Plane Found, Condition of Occupants Unknown

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CODY, Wyo.  (WHNT) - The Park County, Wyo., Sheriff's Office reports they have found the missing aircraft carrying a Huntsville man near Yellowstone National Park.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Robert Zimmerman, 84, of Huntsville and his brother, Ward Zimmerman, 86 of Seattle, were flying from Cody, Wyoming, to Seattle with a planned stop at Idaho Falls when the plane disappeared.

Park County authorities located the missing aircraft Monday morning on a steep ravine of Howell Mountain. They report the aircraft has heavy front end damage and one wing has been torn from the plane.

Unstable snow package above the accident site prevented authorities from landing a helicopter at the scene. The condition of the aircraft's occupants is unknown.

Another helicopter in on its way to assist in the recovery effort.

WHNT News 19 was contacted by Lee Mills who took a photo of the plane when it was at the Moontown Airport at some time in the past.

The plane is a 1963 Mooney M20C.


  • Melissa

    Thoughts and prayers for this special friend, he and his wife hold a very special place in my heart!

  • mamac

    I hate this for everyone..I hope they find them alive..We need another UPDATE…My 18 year old son is a private pilot and he loves flying..Me and his dad are nervous when he goes up..But he has said well mom dad if I die flying I just want yall to know that I have have died doing what I love…So, I pray that the GOOD LORD keeps him safe..Thee Zimmerman’s I hope you find good news…

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