Small airplane heading to Granby crashes in Meeker |

Small airplane heading to Granby crashes in Meeker

Searchers in Meeker found the wreckage of a single-engine Bonanza 35 flying from Salt Lake bound for Granby’s Emily Warner Field on Friday, Jan. 15.

According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 10:33 a.m. Jan. 15 they located the fuselage, aircraft parts, and what appeared to be one set of human remains.

Authorities have not released the name of the pilot.

On Jan. 14, at approximately 6 p.m. the Rio Blanco County Communications Center (RBCCC) received a report of a possible airplane crash approximately 15 miles west of Meeker, Colorado. The reporting party stated that he heard a plane rev it’s engines, banked twice at a high altitude and then heard an explosion. RBCCC contacted Denver Center Traffic Control and they reported that the aircraft disappear off the radar and RBCCC was given coordinates of the last reported location. The aircraft was reported to be a Bonanza 35 single engine aircraft with a max occupancy of 4-6. The aircraft left Salt Lake City, Utah en-route to Granby, Colorado with an unknown number of persons on board.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

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