MacKenzie Ruston, 17, and Reade Genzlinger, 61, killed in plane crash at Palisades Reservoir near Idaho Falls, Idaho

Modified Date: 
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 3:41pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, January 4, 2016

Two People Die in Plane Crash Near Idaho/Wyoming Border

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a plane crash around 4:24 Monday afternoon. The crash happened near the Idaho and Wyoming border with Lincoln County and Palisades Reservoir. Emergency personnel located a small airplane with two occupants, both deceased and their bodies were recovered from the scene.

East Chapel Hill High student killed in Idaho plane crash ::

  A senior at East Chapel Hill High School died Monday when the plane she was in crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border, officials said. KIDK-TV, a CBS affiliate in Idaho Falls, identified the pilot as Reade Genzlinger, 61, of Bryn Athens, Pa. The two were flying in a vintage Yak 52 Russian trainer aircraft and were flying with two other planes at the time, KIDK reported.

Jump-rope team mourns teen killed in plane crash ::

The Bouncing Bulldogs team uses older members to train the younger ones, and everyone is incredibly close, said Anna Reeb, who was Ruston's jumping partner. Mary Hunter Benton, a former Bouncing Bulldogs member, was in class at medical school when she learned of Ruston's death. Much like her classmates at East Chapel Hill High School, members of the Bouncing Bulldogs jump-rope team have been been gathering in the past two days to console and support each other. You must enter the characters with black color that stand out from the other characters Message: * A friend wanted you to see this item from — A Chapel Hill teen who died Monday in a plane crash in Idaho was a co-captain of a national championship rope-jumping team. MacKenzie Ruston, 17, was one of two people on a vintage airplane when it went down near a reservoir in eastern Idaho.
People Involved: 
MacKenzie Ruston
Reade Genzlinger

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