COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say three men found dead in a plane that crashed in western Colorado were all from Mesa County.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says the wreckage was found Thursday night in a remote area east of Collbran, about 5 miles from the nearest road. The identities of the men on board haven't been released yet.
The sheriff's office says the single-engine Piper PA-24 took off earlier in the day from the Mack Mesa airport -- 35 northwest of Grand Junction -- for a flight to check on livestock on Grand Mesa. A search began after it was reported overdue.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. The cause hasn't been determined.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus