ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Victims identified in plane crash

WISHEK, N.D. -- The three victims of a fatal plane crash have been identified by the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department.Authorities identified the pilot as Colbie Fandrich, 20, of Wishek, one passenger was his aunt, Christine Fandrich, 38, of B...

WISHEK, N.D. - The three victims of a fatal plane crash have been identified by the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities identified the pilot as Colbie Fandrich, 20, of Wishek, one passenger was his aunt, Christine Fandrich, 38, of Bismarck, and her son Aaron Nordstrom, 10, of Bismarck.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that a Piper Cherokee plane departed the Wishek Airport en route to Bismarck.
Complications arose during the takeoff and the plane crashed into May Lake, about 1.5 miles south of Wishek. All of those on board died.
Officials with the FAA say they should have a preliminary report available within the next five days. They still need to pull the airplane from May Lake to further analyze the wreckage.
The plane likely reached an altitude of 200-500 feet before it crashed into the lake.

Related Topics: CRASHES
What To Read Next
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.
“This is sensationalism at its finest, and it does not deserve to be heard in our state capitol,” Rep. Erin Healy, a Democrat and one of 10 votes against the bill in the 70-person chamber, said.
“Let’s put this in the rearview mirror,” Sen. Michael Diedrich, a Rapid City Republican said.