The Alpine Airport is located about 35 miles from Jackson. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

ALPINE, Wyo. — A plane crashed at the end of the Alpine Airport runway this morning, Dec. 28 just before 10 a.m. according to Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the pilot cited icy conditions as the reason for the crash. The plane was reportedly unable to stop after landing on the runway and eventually came to a stop in the snowfield beyond the plowed area.

Fire and emergency personnel from Alpine responded to the scene as well as Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office because “the end of the runway and beyond where the plane came to rest is on the Idaho side of the border in Bonneville County.”

Two passengers were on board: the pilot and his wife. No injuries were reported but the plane sustained minor damage. The couple was flying to Alpine from Colorado.

The airport is located within Alpine Airpark, which has 71 hanger homes, 25 stand-alone hangers 130 residents and 126 planes.

Yesterday, a G200 jet slid into a snowbank at Jackson Hole Airport, causing the runway to be closed for about an hour. Weather furthered delayed travel in and out of the airport.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.