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Weather prevents recovery of pilot’s body in upper Fryingpan

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. ” Sheriff’s deputies say bad weather kept them from recovering the body of a pilot from a single-engine plane that crashed in the mountains east of Basalt in the upper Fryingpan Valley.

Earlier reports indicated the body had been recovered Wednesday, but Eagle County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly says crews have been unable to reach the wreckage.

Cordingly says crews will try again when weather permits.

The Colorado Civil Air Patrol identified the pilot as 51-year-old Michael Loveless of Price, Utah. Cordingly says Eagle County authorities have not released the pilot’s name.

Colleen Loveless of Price told The Associated Press Michael Loveless was her husband and was killed in the crash.

Authorities say the plane disappeared Tuesday on a flight from the Denver area to Aspen with only the pilot aboard. The wreckage was spotted Wednesday about 75 miles west of Denver and south of Vail.

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