Small plane crashes while landing at Eagle County Airport

By Real Vail
Real AspenJune 28, 2013
For the second time this week a small plane has crashed in Eagle County, but the accident Friday afternoon at the Eagle County Regional Airport -- in which a Piper Comanche came up short of the runway while landing -- didn't result in any fatalities.

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.

A plane crashed Friday while landing at the Eagle County Regional Airport.

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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