Search resumes for small plane in Sangre de Cristos
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say up to three airplanes and an Army helicopter will search for a small plane that disappeared over the southern Colorado mountains after taking off from the Phoenix area.
The search was entering its second day on Monday.
Authorities say the plane sent a distress signal shortly before air traffic controllers lost contact with it on Sunday.
The single-engine Piper Malibu can carry six people but officials aren’t sure how many were aboard.
It took off from Deer Valley Airport north of Phoenix at about noon on Sunday on a flight to Pueblo, Colo. The Federal Aviation Administration says controllers lost contact with it at about 2:45 p.m. when it was over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains about 50 miles west of Pueblo.