KNOWLES CANYON, Colo.- A 37-year-old male survives after his plane crashes near the Colorado River.
At about 11:00 a.m. dispatchers received a report that a small, single-engine plane, had crashed near the Colorado river in Knowles Canyon.
Rescue crews report the pilot was the sole occupant of the crash and was conscious and reported no major injuries.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Lower Valley Fire Protection District, Mesa County Search and Rescue, and Centurylink Helicopter were all involved in the rescue operation.
Officials report the pilot was flying from Moab to Grand Junction when the plane crashed partially in the river.
Both the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.
As of 1:30pm Saturday, the pilot was reportedly found safe with only minor injuries.