Missing Plane Found, Pilot Dead

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Sublette County sheriff's officials say a small plane and its pilot that went missing for a week have been found in a rugged mountainous area of western Wyoming. The sheriff's office confirmed Saturday that the pilot, 63-year-old Miles McGinnis, died in the plane crash near the Lincoln and Sublette County line. He and his single-engine Cessna 182 were reported missing Nov. 17 when it failed to arrive in Pinedale that afternoon. Crews found the wreckage more than a mile from the location of the last radar contact with the plane. That area was in the Upper Hoback of the Wyoming Range. Authorities say search crews had been in the area earlier in the week but the debris field had been covered by snow that melted during recent warmer temperatures.