JACKSON, Wyo. — Two prominent businessmen with ties to Jackson were among those killed in a plane crash Saturday.
A weekend hunting trip proved fatal for nine of 12 family members after their Pilatus PC-12 crashed around 12:30 p.m. Saturday shortly after taking off from Chamberlain, South Dakota. Three surviving members of the Hansen family of Idaho Falls are in stable condition at a hospital in Chamberlain.
Among the dead of the Hansen family ranging in age from 7 to 81 were Kirk and Jim Hansen Jr. The brothers own the Hidden Hollow housing development at the north end of Jackson. They are also executives with petroleum and oil vendor Conrad & Bischoff, as well as the gas station chain KJ’s Super Stores.
The extended family was returning to Idaho Falls after an annual pheasant hunting trip in South Dakota. Kirk and Jim were among the nine reported killed in the crash along with their father, Jim Sr. Kirk’s son, Josh, and Jim’s son, Matt, and son-in-law Thomas Long survived the crash.
Kirk and Jim Jr. Hansen (pictured below 3rd and 4th from the left) were among nine dead in a South Dakota plane crash over the weekend. They are shown here breaking ground at their housing development in Jackson called Hidden Hollow.
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An incredibly exciting day for the Town of Jackson! The Hidden Hollow Ground Breaking took place, where spectators gathered to see the start to Jackson’s newest subdivision. A huge thank you to everyone involved with this housing project! #hiddenhollow #townofjackson #goldshovel #groundbreaking
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