Sun, Aug 07, 2005
Two Onboard Perished
The small plane carrying two elderly flyers was discovered
Friday by hikers near Kremmling, Colorado, not far from where it
had departed after refueling. The plane, and the remains of
Claiborne Courtright, 81, and William Duffy, 77, were found in Gore
Canyon, about four miles southwest of Kremmling.
The men, both from Pueblo, had taken off form Fremont County
Airport in Canon City, and had refueled in Kremmling April 7th
before going missing. The 1954 red and tan colored tri-pacer was
found on a ridgeline by hikers with the Denver Salt Lake Railway
Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson hiked up to the wreckage and
said the fuselage was intact and hanging upside down in trees with
parts of the plane scattered about. One wing was broken completely
"It looked like they were about 10 feet of making the point (in
the ridgeline), but it looks like they hit some trees or something
and that flipped it into the ground," Johnson said.
Skeletal human remains were also found at the scene.
Johnson said he couldn't immediately determine if the men
survived the impact. The men, who took off from Fremont County
Airport in Canon City, were last heard from after refueling in
Kremmling April 7.
A recovery team and National Transpiration Safety Board
investigators were expected to hike to the site on Saturday.
Also: Trig TT31 Update, Barnstorming--GA Wimping Out, Gone West: MiG Designer Belyakov, Zenith's 10000 Plan! When the FAA opened the door for easier angle of attack (AoA) indicator>[...]
Young Pilots Take Aviation, Culture, And Life Lessons Back To Chinese And Other Asian Airlines TransPac Aviation Academy, which says it graduates some 400 students annually, this w>[...]
“Watchkeeper will provide real-time information for troops conducting operations on the ground, allowing them to understand better and thereby overcome threats they may face.>[...]
Number Of Airlines And Other Operators Of Q400 And Q400 Nextgen Aircraft In Africa Has Grown To 15 Bombardier Aerospace and RwandAir of Kigali, Rwanda today celebrated the delivery>[...]
Aero Linx: Aviation Consumer Protection The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, m>[...]