No one survives N. Colo. plane crash
CENTRAL CITY (AP) A small plane crashed and burned in the northern Colorado mountains, killing the three people on board, officials said Thursday.
A spokeswoman for the Gilpin County Sheriffs office, Cherokee Blake, said authorities were trying to identify the pilot and two passengers and determine where the plane was going and where it originated.
The sheriffs office previously said it was believed only one person was in the plane that crashed near a mountain pass Wednesday. The Beech C-35 was so severely burned and mangled that it was difficult to tell how many people were inside, Blake said.
The bodies were taken to the Jefferson County coroners office. Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to return to the crash site today.
The sheriffs office received a call about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday about smoke on Rollins Pass Road. U.S. Forest Service employees found the downed plane in the Arapahoe National Forest.
N.M. offers tax holiday on computers, clothes
SANTA FE (AP) Shoppers in New Mexico can save money this weekend because no tax will be levied on purchases of some clothing, school supplies and computers.
The states tax holiday starts today and runs through Sunday.
Buyers saved more than $4 million by not paying state and local taxes on their purchases during last years three-day tax holiday, according to the Taxation and Revenue Department.
No gross-receipts tax will be imposed on clothing and some shoes up to $100. Also tax-free are purchases of computers including laptops costing $1,000 or less, and some computer hardware of $500 or less, such as printers and monitors.
No tax will be levied on school supplies that cost up to $15 each.
French tourist injured in Grand Canyon fall
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) A French tourist is being treated for injuries after surviving a fall of about 75 feet off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Park rangers received a report of a man falling over the edge of Mather Point on Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say the 18-year-old man reportedly slipped while taking pictures near the rim.
Paramedics rappelled down to the mans location, found him conscious and stabilized him so he could be airlifted out of the canyon and transported by ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Park officials say the man whose name and hometown have not been released was treated for wrist, ankle and neck injuries.
Flight diverted to N.M. after smoke smell
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) An American Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Albuquerque after passengers reported smelling smoke or fumes.
A spokesman for Albuquerque International Sunport, Daniel Jiron, says Flight 117 from JFK to LAX landed without incident about 4:30 p.m. MDT Wednesday.
He says someone reported a man had lit matches.
Jiron says Transportation Security Administration personnel removed the man, and the FBI searched the plane.
Passengers reboarded and the flight left for Los Angeles about 10:30 p.m.
No injuries were reported among 169 passengers and crew.
FBI Special Agent Darrin Jones says the man was not arrested and has been released. Jones says its unclear if charges will be filed. The mans name was not released.