Family of 4 killed in plane crash near Rifle

Postado Setembro 17, 2017

Authorities say two adults and two children were killed when the private plane they were traveling in went down in western Colorado.

A small plane carrying a family of four from the Front Range crashed in Garfield County.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office in Colorado, crews were asked to assist with a search for an airplane that had left Fort Collins, Colorado and was on its way to Moab, Utah. Officials have yet to release the plane's tail number.

The crash happened just north of Glenwood Springs, about nine miles north of Rifle.

Searchers located a large debris field and determined there were no survivors in the wreckage.

The sheriff's office was approached to scan early Saturday morning for the plane, which was last answered to be around 170 miles west of Denver.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, as the sheriff's office works to recover the bodies and get to the crash site to begin its own investigation. Check back for more information.