Thursday, January 14, 2016

Early Reports Of Small Aircraft Down, Glade Park Area

No Injuries Reported, One Pilot On-Board

UPDATE: The pilot has requested Search and Rescue stand down, as he will self rescue through friend/family coming to pick him up. Our deputy will continue to the location but other resources have been shut down for this mission as of 4:10 p.m.

Mesa County, Colo. -- A rural area deputy and Mesa County Search and Rescue have been dispatched to a remote area of Glade Park, west of Grand Junction, on a report of Cessna 150 aircraft crashed in a remote canyon. A single pilot was reported on-board and uninjured. The pilot has been in contact with our rural area deputy, who is still en-route to the scene. The deputy said, the pilot climbed up on a ridge to get cell phone service and will remain in place until rescued.

Initial information appeared the crash was possibly in Grand County, Utah, but more recent information suggests it is in Mesa County, Colorado. Although resources are being coordinated between jurisdictions. Information about where the aircraft originated or was headed, as well as information about the pilot, is not currently available.

Updates will be provided as they become available.