Plane Crash Kills Two Near Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colo. (AP)- Rescuers have found the wreckage
of a plane and the bodies of the pilot and a passenger near Rabbit Ears Pass after a private plane failed to show up at the Steamboat Springs Airport. Randall Hannaway, spokesman for the rescue teams, says witnesses reported seeing a small plane flying low near Rabbit Ears Pass Saturday evening. A short time later, a plane and pilot were reported missing. Hannaway says the wreckage was found by a helicopter about 10–30
a–m, near Walton Peak, and rescue workers reached the scene a short time later. There were no survivors he says the bodies will be removed and the scene secured so investigators can try to determine the cause of the crash. Hannaway says the plane was based in Steamboat Springs and was returning from a trip to the midwest. He says the identity of the pilot has not been released.

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