Alberta plane reported missing on flight out of Colorado

Alberta plane reported missing on flight out of Colorado

Alberta plane reported missing on flight out of Colorado

Four people are dead after a small plane crash, the San Juan County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

John Kaupp, of Kaupp Family Farms, near Warner, Alberta, says his brother, father and two family friends were on the plane that left Alberta Wednesday bound for New Mexico.

The FAA told Canadian news source CBCnews that the organization is searching for the plane and U.S. Civil Air Patrol has been called out to help with the search, focusing on southern Utah.

According to a news release from the Civil Air Patrol, the single-engine Piper Lance was headed for Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A small aircraft that was forced to land in Grand Junction after encountering bad weather during its trip from Alberta was reported missing after departing the southern Colorado city a day later.

In a post on the Kaupp Family Farms Facebook page, they said the plane crashed with four of their loved ones, Bill Kaupp, 65, Clint Kaupp, 28, Tim Mueller, 28, and Ron McKenzie, 66.


"With a heavy heart I must announce that the plane has been located with no survivors".

They left on the final three-hour leg of their flight to Albuquerque Thursday morning, she said.

On Friday afternoon, search and rescue officials detected a signal from an emergency transmitter in an area near the Colorado-Utah state line.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating.

"The weather looked good, just a few clouds, that was it - we had no concerns", said Metzger.

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