A snowstorm cut short the latest attempt to locate the bodies of three Nebraska residents killed in a plane crash more than a week ago near Wyoming's highest peak.
Two members of a recovery team were dropped by helicopter near Gannett Peak in the Wind River Range on Tuesday night but were forced to leave after an hour because of snow, according to Fremont County sheriff's Capt. David Good.
The two determined that a foot-and-a-half of new snow had fallen since the plane crash was found last week, Good said.
"There's too much fresh snow in there; it really had things covered over," he said Wednesday.
The new snow will hamper the investigation and recovery efforts in an area that is accessible only by helicopter or on foot, Good said.
The recovery effort will have to wait until the new snow melts, which could take three to five days, he said.