Luke Bucklin

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    September 5, 2012

    The Nerdery geeks out with fun at work

    One of the state's top employers brings heart and innovation to the workplace

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Luke Bucklin cockpit audio confirms "mountain wave" crash

    Bucklin's plane was battered by bad weather.​Minneapolis pilot Luke Bucklin can be heard struggling to gain altitude because of treacherous mountain winds before his plane crashed, in newly released cockpit voice recordings. He was trying to push the single-engine plane up to 16,000 feet in o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Luke Bucklin memorialized in Legos [PHOTO]

    ​An employee at The Nerdery, part of the Bloomington interactive firm Sierra Bravo once led by the late Luke Bucklin, has rendered his late boss's likeness in the bright colors of the little toy bricks. Bucklin and three of his children died in October when the small plane he was piloting cra ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    NTSB: Bucklin plane struggled against "mountain wave" wind

    Via WikipediaThis is a Mooney M20J, similar to the one piloted by Luke Bucklin.​A preliminary NTSB report says the small, private plane that Luke Bucklin and his three sons flew out of Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Oct. 25 struggled against icing and heavy mountain winds before it crashed and they di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Bucklin plane wreckage found with no survivors

    Luke Bucklin and three of his children died in the crash.​Fremont County, Wyoming, Sheriff Skip Hornecker in Wyoming said this morning that the wreckage of Luke Bucklin's aircraft was found late Monday east of the Continental Divide in the Wind River mountains. The wreckage was found a week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Weak signal heard from Luke Bucklin's plane

    Luke Bucklin​Four days after his aircraft disappeared over the Wyoming mountains, there's a bit of good news in the search for Luke Bucklin and three of his children. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office said today that a specially equipped aircraft flew over the search area numerous times on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Christian Winger back home after going to help find Bucklins [UPDATE]

    Luke Bucklin​The disappearance of Luke Bucklin and his three sons in a private plane somewhere over Wyoming has taken a toll on students at Southwest High School and Anthony Middle School. Then this morning came news that Christian Winger, a Washburn High School freshman, may have left home o ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Luke Bucklin of Sierra Bravo, 3 kids, missing over Wyoming

    Photo via Twitter​There's seriously bad weather everywhere from the Rockies to the Great Lakes, and it sounds like that may be why Luke Bucklin and his three sons have gone missing in the skies outside of Jackson Hole, Wyo.