Two bodies, plane wreckage found in northwest Colorado
Aspen, CO Colorado
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. ” Search crews say they have found the bodies of two men and the wreckage of a plane that’s been missing since Sunday in northwest Colorado.
Randall Hannaway of Routt County Search and Rescue said the men are believed to be the pilot, 26-year-old Levi Klapperich of Durango, and his father, 56-year-old Mark Klapperich of Hayden.
Hannaway said the wreckage was found at about 1 p.m. Tuesday about six miles east of Steamboat Springs. It was about 28 miles east of Hayden, where the plane took off bound for Fort Collins.
Hannaway said the plane was badly damaged and there were signs of a fire.
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