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Four people from Florence killed in Teller Co plane crash

Posted at 11:13 AM, May 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-09 14:01:30-04

TELLER COUNTY — A single-engine Cessna airplane with four people on board crashed in the mountains of Teller County Saturday, May 6. The Teller County Coroner confirmed that those four passengers have died. The four passengers include:

  • Laurie Aves, Florence, CO
  • Bruce Claremont, Florence, CO
  • Katherine Duncan, Florence, CO
  • Roger Duncan, Florence, CO
Teller County Plane Crash

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the T-41B aircraft left the Fremont Airport heading for the Centennial Airport in Denver when it went down at around 9:30 a.m.

Deputies from the Teller County Sheriff's Office located the wreckage in a remote area off of Phantom Canyon Road near the Teller/Fremont County line at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7.

They have secured the scene for a crash investigation team with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB.)

The sheriff's office requests the public avoid the area so that first responders can get to the scene safely.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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