Pilot uninjured in Telluride plane crash
A 51-year-old Mt. Crested Butte man was uninjured when the single-engine plane he was flying failed to gain altitude after taking off today from the Telluride Airport, crashing into a fence, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.
The pilot, who wasn’t identified, took off about 11 a.m., but couldn’t gain altitude and hit the ground about 200 yards south of the runway.
He skid another 100 yards, crashing into the fence and some oakbrush about 30 feet from a cliff. the release said.
The plane was damaged but no fires or injuries were reported.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA have been notified and will be investigating.