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March 15, 2014
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Two occupants uninjured in plane crash in far western Garfield County

Two people aboard a small private plane walked away after the plane crashed in deep snow Friday at about 7 p.m. in far western Garfield County, according to a statement form the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot was able to get to a nearby Encana well pad and called 911 from the facility, letting authorities know that both he and his passenger were uninjured.

The crash was near County Road 205 in about five feet of snow, the statement says. Other reports indicate the crash took place about 16 miles east of the Utah border.

The men were later transported from the crash site. No names were released, nor was information released about the origin or destination of the flight. The plane was a Piper Cherokee.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was securing the site pending an investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified.

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