Two die in plane crash near Kremmling
September 18, 2008
Two people and two dogs died in a plane crash Thursday night in a hay meadow on the Grand River Ranch about two miles west of Kremmling, officials at the scene confirmed.
The crash occurred at about 8 p.m. after the plane, which was bound for Kremmling’s McElroy Field from Las Vegas, Nev., circled town at least once, according to witnesses. Unconfirmed eyewitness reports also indicate the plane may have been experiencing engine trouble.
Officials at Denver International Airport told local authorities that the plane was attempting to land at McElroy. Conditions at the time of the accident included a low cloud ceiling.
Two dead dogs were found in the charred remains of the twin-engine plane, investigators said.
Authorities were alerted when calls to the Kremmling Police Department reported the fire that resulted from the crash.
Responders at the scene included Grand County EMS, the Kremmling Police and Fire departments, Grand County Sheriff’s personnel and the Grand County Coroner.
Grand River Ranch personnel helped lead emergency responders over irrigation ditches and through gates to reach the site.
Officials did not release information about who was aboard the aircraft.
The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to begin an investigation into the crash today. Such investigations are standard procedure.
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