EUGENE, Ore. - Duck fans flying home from Dallas crash landed in Wyoming on Monday, seriously injuring all four people on board.
Pilot Ron Bowker of Eugene aborted one landing at Shively Field in Saratoga, Wyo., due to high winds, according to Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson.
When Bowker made a second attempt, his Cessna turboprop's engine quit. The plane went off the runway, crashed through a fence and across a road before overturning, the sheriff said.
Bowker's passengers were Laraine Bowker and Jerry and Mary Thenell. The quartet were on their way home from Dallas, where the Oregon Ducks played in the Cowboy Classic football game.
Sheriff Colson said all four people on board were injured and are now at Medical Center of the Rockies. He told KVAL News that two of the injured are in critical condition, but a Bowker family member said none of the injuries is life-threatening.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Avation Administration officials were at the crash site Tuesday to investigate the cause of the crash.