On Friday, September 17, 2021, at approximately 8:00 am, the Delta County Communication Center received a call of a possible plane crash, according the Delta County Sheriff’s Office. The reporting party stated he last saw the plane near Doctor Mesa approximately 10 miles northeast of Delta.
The Delta County Sheriff’s Office along with the Cedaredge Fire Department located the wreckage of a single engine red biplane in the remote and rugged area between Delta and Cedaredge, according to Delta County authorities. The plane appeared to have substantial damage and was resting on the side of a steep embankment. Authorities say the sole occupant and pilot of the plane was killed. The Delta County Coroner’s Office will release the ID of the pilot after the next of kin is notified.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by the FAA and NTSB.
No additional details are available at this time.