The NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board – says the two people killed in the crash Sunday afternoon of a single-engine airplane near Harrison were a couple from Douglas, Wyoming.
Don and Cindy Sutphin, retired teachers, were returning home from visiting family in Ohio when their Beechcraft P35 Bonanza went down about 5 miles north of Harrison around 2:00 PM Sunday.
NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss says a preliminary crash report will probably be out within 2 weeks of the accident and may offer insights into the cause, but a formal finding won’t be made until the final report is released – which normally takes 12 to 24 months.
Don and Cindy Sutphin taught at Douglas High School for many years and also owned a business in Douglas, the Auto and Bike Show.
Don Sutphin was an accomplished small-aircraft pilot and former member of the Converse County Airport Board. Friends said he’d purchased the Beechcraft Bonanza recently and had made one long flight before the trip to Ohio.