Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cessna 182A Skylane, N2230G: Fatal accident occurred March 13, 2016 Alpine, Wyoming

Registration Pending: http://registry.faa.gov/N2230G

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Casper FSFO-04

NTSB Identification: WPR16FA084
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Alpine, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N2230G
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On March 13, 2016, about 0230 mountain standard time, a Cessna 182A, N2230G, collided with terrain shortly after departing from Alpine Airport, Alpine, Wyoming. The airplane was registered and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot and three passenger sustained fatal injuries; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The personal cross-country flight was departing from Alpine with an assumed destination of Rigby Airport, Rigby, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

A resident at the Alpine Airport stated that he heard the airplane land on March 12 about 1930. The pilot and passengers then went to a local restaurant for the night. The resident heard them depart about 0230 on March 13. The departure sounded normal but he could not discern the slow fading of noise of a takeoff that he could normally hear during a departure due to the orientation of the mountains.

The airplane wreckage was located about 1.5 mile north-northwest of the runway and was consumed by fire. The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov,  and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

A fund has been established for the family of David and Jessica Anderson/GoFundMe


Thomas “Brook” Summers, a dentist, and his wife Heidi, were two of the four victims of Sunday’s plane crash in rural Bonneville County. A donation account has been set up at Zions Bank to benefit the couple’s children. Donations will be accepted at any Zions Bank location in Idaho Falls.





IDAHO FALLS — A fund has been established for the children of a couple killed in a plane crash Sunday morning.

David and Jessica Anderson, along with Thomas “Brook” and Heidi Summers, all died in the crash north of Alpine, Wyoming, near Palisades Reservoir.

The Anderson’s leave behind three children – ages 15, 13 and 10.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT GOFUNDME PAGE.

A GoFundMe page, created by a close family friend Tuesday morning, says all proceeds will be set aside for the Anderson kids with the guardian determining where to use the funds.

“These kids will need these funds. Their whole life just changed and got really hard for all of them. There was no will and we are not sure about life insurance for the kids. If you can please donate, even a small amount will help these very special kids,” according to the GoFundMe account.

An account has also been set up for the Summers children at Zions Bank. Donations to the fund can be made at any bank location. Donors should ask for the “Brook and Heidi Summers” account.


Original article can be found here: http://www.eastidahonews.com

Dr. T. Brook Summers, D.D.S.: http://www.familydentalhealth.com 


The four people who died in a plane crash near the Palisades Reservoir over the weekend have been identified.

Thomas “Brook” Summers, 39, a local dentist, his wife Heidi, 36; Jerry “Dave” Anderson, 40, a sales representative at Andersen Hitches, and his wife Jessica, 38, all perished after a small airplane crashed one mile north of the Alpine, Wyo., Airport, a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office news release said.

The plane, piloted by Dave Anderson, crashed shortly after taking off from the Alpine airport early Sunday. The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Ryan Andersen, owner of Andersen Hitches, said all the victims were great people who cared deeply about their families. Andersen said Dave Anderson was a “family guy,” and leaves behind three children ages 10 to 15.

“He was a really fun guy to everyone around him … he was real, you know he was real,” Andersen said.

He said Dave Anderson had a lot of family in the area and his children will be well taken care of.

The Summers were the Andersons’ neighbors and they have four children. Andersen said his children are best friends with the Summers’ children.

“They’re just great people,” Andersen said. “What a great two couples.”

Employees at Family Dental Health Center, where Brook Summers worked, declined to comment.

A donation account has been set up at Zions Bank to benefit the Summers children. Donations will be accepted at any Zions Bank location in Idaho Falls.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Sgt. Karl Noah said a cause for the crash remains under investigation. The accident occurred many hours prior to the call for assistance, a Sheriff’s Office news release said. The airplane, a 1958 Cessna four-passenger plane, was completely burned.

Investigators continue to gather forensic identification of the bodies and remove crash debris from the site, the release said.

This marks the fourth small airplane crash and third fatal plane crash near the Palisades Reservoir in the past year.

• On Aug. 27 two Idaho Falls men survived a crash north of Irwin when their two-seater airplane hit a wire strung over the South Fork of the Snake River.

• On Oct. 15 an Oklahoma man died and a teen girl survived after a two-seater airplane crashed in the Little Elk Creek drainage east of the reservoir.

• On Jan. 4 a Pennsylvania man and a North Carolina teen died after a two-seater plane nosedived into the ground near the reservoir.

Original article can be found here: http://www.postregister.com



Thomas “Brook” and Heidi Summers



Jessica and David Anderson


The four people who died in a plane crash near the Palisades Reservoir over the weekend have been identified.


Thomas “Brook” Summers, 39, a local dentist, his wife Heidi, 36,; Jerry “Dave” Anderson, 40,, a sales representative at Andersen Hitches, and his wife Jessica, 38, all perished after a small airplane crashed one mile north of the Alpine Wyoming Airport, a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office news release said.


The plane, piloted by Dave Anderson, crashed shortly after taking off from the Alpine, Wyo., airport early Sunday. The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating the crash.


Ryan Andersen, owner of Andersen Hitches, said all the victims were great people who cared deeply about their families. Andersen said Dave Anderson was a “family guy,” and leaves behind three children ages 10 to 15.


“He was a really fun guy to everyone around him … he was real, you know he was real,” Andersen said.


He said Dave Anderson had a lot of family in the area and his children will be well taken care of.


The Summers were Dave Anderson’s neighbors and they have four children. Andersen said his children are best friends with the Summers children.


“They’re just great people,” Andersen said. “What a great two couples.”


Employees at Family Dental Health Center, where Brook Summers worked, did not want to comment.


Bonneville County Sheriff’s Sgt. Karl Noah said a cause for the crash remains under investigation. The accident occurred many hours prior to the call of assistance, a Sheriff’s Office news release said. The airplane, a 1958 Cessna four-passenger plane, was completely burned.


Investigators continue to gather forensic identification of the bodies and remove crash debris from the site, Noah said.


Original article can be found here: http://www.postregister.com


David and Jessica Anderson


Dave Anderson and his wife, Jessica.


IDAHO FALLS — Bonneville County sheriff investigators have released the names of four people killed in a plane crash north of Alpine, Wyoming, near Palisades Reservoir.

Thomas “Brook” Summers, 39, and Heidi Summers, 36, along with Jerry “David” Anderson, 40, and Jessica Anderson, 38, all died in the crash that occurred hours before they were found Sunday afternoon. All of the victims were from Idaho Falls.


Brook Summers was a dentist at Family Dental Health Center in Idaho Falls. According to a biography on the company website, he and Heidi had four children.


David and Jessica Anderson were the parents of three children, according to Ryan Andersen (no relation), the president of Andersen Hitches. David Anderson had worked with the company for the past 11 years.


“He was such a great guy and took care of business very well,” Andersen told EastIdahoNews.com. “Most importantly he was a family guy. Everything was about his family.”


Andersen says David got his pilot’s license last fall and was piloting the plane when it went down.


Investigators are on the scene working to determine what caused the accident.


The airplane was a four-passenger, 1958 Cessna, 182A, single engine, fixed-wing, according to investigators. The plane left the Alpine airport early Sunday morning and crashed shortly after takeoff.


The National Transportation Safety Board is now in charge of the investigation.


The Summers and Anderson families were well-known in east Idaho, and Andersen said losing them is devastating.


“Dave cared about everyone and was a super friendly guy,” he said. “We’re really going to miss him.”



Original article can be found here:   http://www.eastidahonews.com

Jessica and David Anderson


Brook Summers


BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho -  The Bonneville County sheriff's office has released the names of the two couples killed in a plane crash Sunday. 

Jerry "David" Anderson, 40, the pilot of the plane, and his wife Jessica Ann Anderson, 38, were killed.   Thomas "Brook" Summers, 39, and his wife Heidi Summers, 36, were also killed in the crash.

The Anderson's have three children.   David worked for Anderson Hitches in Idaho Falls. 

The Summers' have four children.   Brook was a dentist at Family Dental Health Center in Idaho Falls. 

Bonneville County Sheriff office said the airplane was a 4 passenger, 1958 Cessna, 182A, single engine, fixed wing.

The plane left the Alpine, Wyoming airport in the early morning hours Sunday and crashed shortly after take off.   It crashed about a mile from the airport, they reported. 

The crash was not reported to the sheriff office until late afternoon.  

This is the fourth plane accident to happen in the Alpine area since August 2015. 

Original article can be found here:   http://www.localnews8.com



David and Jessica Anderson


BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho - Four people are dead after a small plane crashed near the Palisades Reservoir in Eastern Idaho Sunday afternoon.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office confirms that two men and two women were killed in the crash along the Idaho-Wyoming border.

According to Lt. Kevin Casper, the four-seat Cessna took off from the airport in Alpine, Wyoming and went down just minutes later north of the reservoir. The crash was reported at about 1 p.m.

The names and ages of the deceased are being held until family members have been notified.

Casper said the plane was completely burned. 

Original article can be found here:   http://www.ktvb.com

On March 13, 2016 at 1:39 p.m. the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office responded to a small airplane accident 1 mile North of the Alpine Wyoming Airport. 

The accident location was near China Beach on the Palisades Reservoir in Bonneville County.

This accident had occurred many hours prior to the call for assistance.

The aircraft was completely burned.

At this time we can only confirm that two adult males and two adult females died in the accident. We are not able to confirm the names due to pending family notifications.

Bonneville County Back Country Deputies, Forest Service Law Enforcement, Alpine and Swan Valley EMS, along with Bonneville County Search and Rescue responded to the scene.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.idahostatejournal.com

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