MONTROSE – A small, single engine Cessna 210 airplane traveling from California to Aspen crashed Tuesday, Nov. 19 in a rural neighborhood near Cedaredge, killing the pilot.
At approximately 6:11 p.m., Delta County Dispatchers received several 911 calls regarding a small aircraft that went down on Surface Creek Road north of Cedaredge on private property, according to a Delta County news release. First responders arrived to find the aircraft "fully engulfed" in flames.
Firefighters worked to control the blaze, and reported no other injuries on the ground. The aircraft came down near a house.
Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board were en route to the crash at about 8 p.m. A small Emergency Locator Transmitter signal was received close to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, north of the crash site. The NTSB is continuing its investigation, and released no further information as of press time Wednesday.
Investigators were on the scene Wednesday morning, mapping the crash scene and taking pictures. The cause of the crash is not known.