Searchers located the wreckage of a missing airplane and the bodies of two Utah men around 10 a.m. Wednesday, ending a massive two-day ground and air effort.
The remains of the twin-engine 402 Cessna were found on a mountainside three miles southeast of Red Castle Lake in a remote section of the Uinta Mountains. Crews had searched the area Tuesday and early Wednesday with no luck, until a crew spotted the wreckage southeast of Fort Bridger, Wyo., in Summit County.The bodies of Brian Patrick Reilly, 28, Salt Lake City, and Keith George Worf, 37, Sandy, were recovered from the wreckage.
The plane, owned by American Check Transit of Denver, Colo., left Salt Lake Airport 2 around 5 a.m. Tuesday en route to Rawlins, Wyo. The aircraft disappeared from radar near the state border, said Civil Air Patrol spokesman Jerry Wellman. The courier and charter service primarily transports canceled checks between banks, he said.