Find a list of your saved stories here

Small plane crashes in Utah, killing pilot


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a small plane that was missing out of Colorado crashed into a steep ravine in Utah, killing the pilot.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that deputies found the plane Thursday afternoon in the La Sal Mountains in southeastern Utah.

Officials say the pilot, 62-year-old Miles Reece of Bayfield, Colorado, was killed on impact. No other passengers were on the plane.

Reece left Durango, Colorado on his way to the backcountry of Idaho. A friend was accompanying him on the trip, flying another plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

U.S.
The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast