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June 23, 2013
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Two die in plane crash in Wolcott

WOLCOTT — Two people are confirmed dead following the crash of a private plane at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Wolcott. Eagle County Chief Deputy Coroner Mikel Kerst has identified the two victims as Christopher Hall, 70, of Edwards, and Garfield Brown, 69, of Gypsum. Hall was the owner and pilot of the Yak aircraft.

The Chinese Yak aircraft was based out of Eagle County Regional Airport and had taken off around 8 a.m. The plane was found in a field near the Horse Mountain Subdivision. No injuries on the ground were reported. Weather at the time of the crash was calm and clear.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedic Services and Eagle County Regional Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting responded to the scene.

An investigation will be conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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