Wyoming Plane Crash A seven-year-old girl trying to become the youngest person to fly across the country died today in a plane crash near Cheyenne, Wyoming. Heather Wessley of Wyoming Public radio reports that Jessica Dubroff was flying a four-seat Cessna with her father and her flight instructor. The plane was leaving Cheyenne in bad weather and crashed in a residential area about a half-mile from the runway. Flyers must be 16 to hold a license under FAA rules.
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Wyoming Plane Crash

Wyoming Plane Crash

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A seven-year-old girl trying to become the youngest person to fly across the country died today in a plane crash near Cheyenne, Wyoming. Heather Wessley of Wyoming Public radio reports that Jessica Dubroff was flying a four-seat Cessna with her father and her flight instructor. The plane was leaving Cheyenne in bad weather and crashed in a residential area about a half-mile from the runway. Flyers must be 16 to hold a license under FAA rules.