Names Of Ouray Plane Crash Victims Made Public, Recovery Effort Difficult

The Ouray County Sheriff's Office met Monday to discuss possible extraction plans for the four people killed when their plane crashed near Ouray. The four California family members were killed when their Cessna 210 crashed on Whitehouse Mountain, Wednesday.

The victims are Robert Ford, 59, his wife, 57-year-old Patricia Ford. The couple's son, Richard Ford, 36, and his 4-year-old son, Matthew also died in the crash. The family is from Chino, California, and was traveling to Elbert.

Avalanche danger is hampering the recovery team's efforts to reach the bodies. Monday, officials decided to try and get a local helicopter to find a safe landing zone to drop rescue workers into the remote area. If this is not possible, then the next step would be to hike in.

They are in a ravine about 2,000 feet below the crash site.

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