Small plane crashes near Delta

The pilot of a small, single-engine plane was uninjured this morning after his plane lost power and crashed along U.S. Highway 50 just north of Delta.

The plane was grounded on the east side of U.S. Highway 50 just north of Delta, according to an account at the scene. it appears as if the plane clipped some electrical lines on the west side of the highway. A witness also said part of the landing gear came to rest in the highway.

The pilot, who was the only person on board the Cessna, left Grand Junction and lost power about 40 miles away. He tried to land at Blake Field Airport in Delta but didn’t make it. The plan skidded off the highway into a ditch, according to authorities.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Traffic on the four-lane highway has been reduced to one lane in each direction near mile marker 68, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Check back for more details as they become available.


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