3 Dead In Mesa County Plane Crash

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- Three people have been found dead following the crash of a small plane in western Colorado.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says the wreckage was found early Friday in a remote area east of Collbran, about 5 miles from the nearest road.

The Piper single engine plane took off from the Mesa Mack airport to check on livestock on nearby Grand Mesa earlier in the day. The Civil Air Patrol began searching for the plane after it was reported as overdue.