A pilot of a small airplane that crashed into the Colorado River close to the Colorado and Utah border is being helped to security by a close-by river rafter, in keeping with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Preliminary studies point out the 59-year-old pilot, who has not been recognized presently, is aware and respiration however does have accidents, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. It was not instantly clear what accidents the pilot had.
The airplane is in a well-liked rafting stretch between Loma Boat Ramp close to Fruita and Westwater in Utah, in keeping with Mesa County Sheriff’s Workplace spokeswoman Megan Terlecky. Officers are headed that approach to make contact with the pilot and rafter.
Officers imagine the airplane is a Kitfox plane partially submerged within the water.
Mesa County deputies, Mesa County Search and Rescue and Decrease Valley Hearth Safety District are all responding to the crash.
This can be a creating story that shall be up to date as extra info turns into accessible.