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All Survive After Plane Crashes

No one was killed when a small plane crashed yesterday afternoon, after the pilot lost control while approaching the Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport. According to a release from the Sweetwater County Airport Manager, the cause Continue reading

Plane Crash Near Gypsum

A single-engine plane with two people on board made an emergency landing yesterday in a field near Gypsum. Both the pilot and the passenger sustained only minor injuries. The pilot was preparing to land at the Eagle County Regional Airport when he lost power. The pilot then Continue reading

Bad Weather Contributed To Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report concerning the plane crash that killed a Fort Collins family earlier this month. The report found the pilot, 47-year-old Jeff Makepeace was flying through high winds and low visibility when he crashed the plane 9 miles Continue reading

Family Of Four Dies In Plane Crash

Four people are dead after a private plane crash over the weekend in Garfield County. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the aircraft was heading from Fort Collins to Moab, Utah Friday night when the crash occurred. The plane’s last reported location was about 9 miles north of Rifle, near Baxter Peak. The plane was carrying a family of Continue reading

UPDATE: Plane Crash East Of Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office was notified just after 10 Saturday morning, of a downed airplane near McGinnis Lake, about  32 miles East of Meeker.  Other aircraft in the area were receiving the radio transmission from those in the downed plane and reported that all Continue reading

Colorado Man Identified As Pilot Of Crashed Plane

Copy of IMAG0420 Copy of IMAG0411The pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of meeker Thursday night has been identified as 62 year old William Ray Hiler of Tabernash, Colorado. Hiler’s body was recovered from the crash site and transported to Grand Junction where and an autopsy will be conducted today . The National Transportation Safety Board has assumed responsibility for investigating the crash. Continue reading

Identity Of Pilot Of Downed Airplane

35_bonanzaThe identity of the pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of Meeker Thursday night, is expected to be released shortly, after positive identification and notification of next of kin. The body was recovered from the Continue reading

Plane Crash In Rio Blanco County Claims One Life

plane crash area meekerThe crash site and debris from an aircraft that went down last night about 15 miles west of Meeker was found this morning.  Members of the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue conducted a search for the plane last night finding several small items, the Continue reading

CPW Takes To Air To Track Big Game

colorado parksAlthough the main big game hunting seasons have ended, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s researchers and biologists are preparing for another busy time of the year. Beginning this month through late March, Wildlife employees will climb aboard aircraft and fly across large swaths of wildlife habitat in search of big game animals to classify by sex and age while others will gather biological data on the ground. Late-season hunters and outdoor Continue reading