Authorities are continuing their investigation into what caused a plane crash that killed three people.
The crash occurred near Austin, northeast of Delta in western Colorado.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says preliminary reports indicate the plane crashed into power lines and was destroyed by fire, killing the pilot and two passengers.
Delta County sheriff's officials say the pilot was from the Sawpit area near Telluride, one passenger was from Grand Junction and one passenger was from Maryland.
A hometown was not given.
Kenitzer says the Cessna 182 Skyline was registered to a Glen T- Harcourt of Placerville, but it's unknown if he was onboard.
He says it was unclear where the plane was headed but may have left Telluride.