Colorado

Dec 16, 2010 1:47 PM by Greg Boyce

Two dead in small plane crash in Eagle County

WOLCOTT, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say two people have been found dead in the wreckage of a small plane in the Colorado mountains. The Eagle County Sheriff's Department says the victims were found Thursday. Their names haven't been released.

The plane's registered owner lives in Brownwood, Texas, but it's unknown whether the owner was aboard when it crashed. Sheriff's spokeswoman Kris Friel says authorities confirmed the wreckage was a twin-engine Beech 60 Duke that disappeared from radar on Wednesday when it was preparing to land
at the Eagle County airport.

A National Guard helicopter crew located the wreckage today about 3 1/2 miles north of Edwards and 80 miles west of Denver. The plane crashed in steep terrain at an elevation of about 10,800 feet.

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