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Authorities locate downed plane in Lost Creek Wilderness

Law enforcement hiking to the site of a plane crash near the town of Deckers on April 4, 2021.
Law enforcement hiking to the site of a plane crash near the town of Deckers on April 4, 2021.(CBS Denver)
Published: Apr. 4, 2021 at 10:45 AM MDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2021 at 1:30 PM MDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Search and rescue crews are hiking to the site of crashed plane in a remote part of central Colorado‘s Lost Creek Wilderness.

Authorities had been searching for the plane ever since an emergency beacon went off Saturday night. The beacon is only supposed to go off in the event of a crash.

The plane was spotted from overhead during an aerial search late Sunday morning. The wreckage is located west of Deckers.

“The downed plane has been located. We are working on getting troops on the ground to check on the pilot and the wreck site,” the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

The plane has been described as a smaller, single-engine type aircraft. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, one man was inside the plane at the time of the crash and was killed.

Search and rescue crews are hiking to the site of crashed plane in a remote part of central...
Search and rescue crews are hiking to the site of crashed plane in a remote part of central Colorado‘s Lost Creek Wilderness.(CBS Denver)

This is continues to be a developing story and we will update as we learn more.

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