Colorado Plane Crash Leaves 4 Dead

According to a report by the Denver Post, the four-seat Socata TB-21 aircraft crashed a short distance outside Silverton in San Juan County. The victims’ names and hometowns had not been released, but at least three of the passengers were believed to be Alpine Bank empoyees on their way to a company Christmas party.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus said there was a mile-long debris field and no survivors. Only one body had been recovered at the time of the posting.

Fergus added that efforts to retrieve the remaining three victim’s bodies and ascertain the cause of the crash were being slowed by bad weather, as temperatures in Silverton dipped to 4 degrees overnight and more than 3 inches of snow has fallen this weekend.

The victims were flying from Durango to Aspen when they died, San Juan County authorities told the Denver Post.

via Washington Post