Weather Keeps Crews From Recovering Pilot's Body

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Vail, Colo. (AP) Sheriff's deputies say bad weather kept them from recovering the body of a pilot from a single-engine plane that crashed in the mountains south of Vail.

Earlier reports indicated the body had been recovered Wednesday, but Eagle County Sheriff's spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly says crews have been unable to reach the wreckage.

Cordingly says crews will try again when weather permits.

The Colorado civil air patrol identified the pilot as 51-year-old Michael Loveless of Price, Utah.

Colleen Loveless of price told the Associated Press Michael Loveless was her husband and was killed in the crash.

Cordingly says Eagle County authorities have not released the pilot's name.

Authorities say the plane disappeared Tuesday on a flight from the Denver area to Aspen with only the pilot aboard.

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