Plane crashes in Glade Park

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

GLADE PARK, Colo. (KKCO) -- A small plane has crashed in the Glade Park area.

It happened around 10:15 a.m. at 15801 Pinyon Park Lane.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Glade Park resident James Lee Dittrick, 74, was flying his Ultralight plane from a private airstrip on his property when strong winds blew it into the power lines nearby.

It got tangled and crashed one quarter mile away from where he took off.

He was the only one on board at the time, and he walked away from the wreckage with just a scratch on his face.

Grand Valley Power was on the scene to fix the downed power lines. Power officials said 11 customers reported outages due to the crash.

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