UPDATE: Two dead in plane crash near Steamboat Springs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. UPDATE: Authorities say two people aboard a small plane that was reported missing have been found dead at the crash site in northern Colorado.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports that Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch says rescue workers found the wreckage early Sunday near Steamboat Springs. The names of the two people on the plane have been not immediately released.

The plane was headed to Boulder from Steamboat Springs on Saturday. A search for the aircraft began when it was reported overdue. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer tells The Denver Post that the plane was a Piper PA-28.

Routt County Search and Rescue incident commander Jim Linville says at least two other planes have crashed in the same area in the past 10 years.

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Authorities say a plane that took off from Steamboat Springs bound for Boulder is missing and has apparently crashed.

The Denver Post reports that search teams were preparing Saturday night to head toward the area where the plane is believed to have gone down in Routt County.

Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, tells the Post that the plane was a Piper PA-28 and two people were aboard.

Jim Linville, incident commander for Routt County Search and Rescue says the plane is believed to have gone down on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Linville says it is an area where there have been three previous plane crashes over the years.


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