ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming (ABC4 News) – UPDATE: As of approximately 9:00 PM, all five aboard the plane were successfully rescued by helicopter from the emergency landing site. No serious injuries are reported, but everyone is being transported to the hospital as a precaution.
Authorities are investigating reports of an aircraft that made an emergency landing in the desert surrounding Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport.
Initial information indicates that, at approximately 6:30 PM, the plane, occupied by a crew of 5, safely made an emergency landing in a field in the desert several miles east of the airport after running low on fuel.
Sweetwater County, WY, deputies are on the scene, working with airport personnel and others, to coordinate rescue efforts.
The investigation is ongoing. We will have more details as they become available.