Small plane crashes while landing at Eagle County Airport
A crash Sunday near Wolcott did cause the death of both the pilot and passenger. Two people on board the Comanche on Friday were transported by ambulance to local hospitals.
According to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, witness said the 1964 Comanche, registered in California, crashed about 750 feet short of the runway while landing at 3 p.m. Friday.Airport operations were temporarily suspended while emergency personnel responded to the crash. All operations have since resumed.
Eagle County Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedic Services and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident. An investigation will be conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The victims in Sunday's crash were local aviation enthusiasts Christopher Hall and Garfield Brown.
The victims in Friday's crash have not yet been identified.
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