2 Killed in Plane Crash Identified

By: AP
By: AP

Authorities say two people aboard a small plane that was reported missing have been found dead at the crash site in northern Colorado.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports that Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch says rescue workers found the wreckage early Sunday near Steamboat Springs.

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the two as William Earl Allen, 62, of Broomfield, Colorado, and a flying student, Terry Lynn Stewart, 60, of Houston, Texas.

According to Allen's Facebook page, he was a Certified Flight Instructor at Journeys Aviation in Boulder, the Post reports. The newspaper says a person at the aviation company declined to comment Sunday.

The plane was headed to Boulder from Steamboat Springs on Saturday. A search for the aircraft began when it was reported overdue. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer tells The Denver Post that the plane was a Piper PA-28.

Routt County Search and Rescue incident commander Jim Linville says at least two other planes have crashed in the same area in the past 10 years.


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