Two killed in plane crash at airport

In an Independence Day tragedy, two people were killed Friday morning when a rare, iconic World War II fighter plane crashed near Durango-La Plata County Airport. Sources confirmed the victims were...

DATE: July 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man dies in Utah plane crash

A Bayfield man was killed Wednesday when the small plane he was piloting crashed in southeastern Utah. Miles Reece, 62, left Durango-La Plata County Airport on Wednesday morning flying a 1958...

DATE: June 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crop-duster snags area power lines

A small aircraft hit power lines Thursday morning close to Colorado Highway 151 east of Ignacio. Dan Bender, spokesman with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, said there were no injuries, and...

DATE: June 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airplane crashes into local business

Local pilot Robert Bucksbaum crashed his Cirrus SR22 single-engine airplane into the side of Colorado Custom Cabinets on Sunday near Animas Air Park. Bucksbaum was trying to land and probably...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

If in area, plane may be 19,000 feet underwater

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Two miles beneath the sea surface where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy...

DATE: March 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

5 likely dead in Ridgway plane crash

A small plane believed to be carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado, and authorities say all are feared dead. The single-engine Socata TBM700 was flying from...

DATE: March 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Weather a role in plane crash

A rapid change in weather over Silverton early on the afternoon of Dec. 3, 2011, likely contributed to the crash of a small passenger plane that left four Durango residents dead, according to a...

DATE: March 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small experimental plane crashes

A two-seater, single-engine, experimental aircraft crashed Tuesday at the Animas Air Park south of Durango.Two passengers, Robert and Louise Pavicic of Prescott, Ariz., were uninjured in the...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Pilot contacted controller

The pilot of a single-engine plane that smashed into the San Juan Mountains north of Silverton on Dec. 3, killing four people, had only moments before the crash asked an air-traffic controller to...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final 2 plane crash victims recovered

Rescue workers recovered the bodies of the final two victims from Saturday’s airplane crash near Silverton on Tuesday.The victims are believed to be Steve Osborne and his wife, Jan (Measles)...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two crash victims identified

Authorities on Monday identified two of the four Durango residents involved in an airplane crash Saturday near Silverton.The bodies of Gena Rych, 26, and Tyler Black, 24, were positively identified...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilot aimed for soft spot in crash

An airplane pilot who crashed Sunday near the Animas Air Park said he had 20 seconds to find a landing spot after the engine quit.Brian Price said he didn’t have enough altitude to use the runway...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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