Early report of a small airplane crash in western Mesa County. One pilot on board who says, he will get himself home tonight. Um, okay. Read more on our blog.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Early Reports Of Small Aircraft Down, Glade Park Area
No Injuries Reported, One Pilot On-Board
UPDATE: The pilot has requested Search and Rescue stand down, as he will self rescue through friend/family coming to pick him up. Our deputy will continue to the location but other resources have been shut down for this mission as of 4:10 p.m.
Mesa County, Colo. -- A rural area deputy and Mesa County Search and Rescue have been dispatched to a remote area of Glade Park, west of Grand Junction, on a report of Cessna 150 aircraft crashed in a remote canyon. A single pilot was reported on-board and uninjured. The pilot has been in contact with our rural area deputy, who is still en-route to the scene. The deputy said, the pilot climbed up on a ridge to get cell phone service and will remain in place until rescued.
Initial information appeared the crash was possibly in Grand County, Utah, but more recent information suggests it is in Mesa County, Colorado. Although resources are being coordinated between jurisdictions. Information about where the aircraft originated or was headed, as well as information about the pilot, is not currently available.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office reports the pilot involved in this afternoon’s crash in Western Mesa County has said he will “self rescue” and have a friend of family member come pick him up.
Search and Rescue shut down operations today at 4:10 pm after the pilot requested they “stand down.”
A rural deputy and Mesa County Search and Rescue have been dispatched to Glade Park following reports of a crashed Cessna 150. The pilot, the only person on board, was unharmed.
MESA COUNTY, Colo.-- After a small plane crashed on Glade Park, the pilot made an unusual request, he asked that Search and Rescue teams be called off and told authorities he would, "self rescue through a friend/family coming to pick him up" according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities were called out to the area a little before 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon on the report of the crash in a remote area of Glade Park, West of Grand Junction. Initial information indicated the Cessna 150 aircraft crashed in a remote canyon.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, a single pilot was reported on-board and uninjured. "The pilot has been in contact with our rural area deputy, who is still en-route to the scene. The deputy said, the pilot climbed up on a ridge to get cell phone service and will remain in place until rescued" the office said on their information blog.
Information about where the aircraft originated or was headed, as well as information about the pilot, is not currently available.
A pilot was uninjured after a Cessna 150 aircraft crashed this afternoon in a remote canyon on Glade Park, near the Colorado-Utah line, before apparently calling on a cellphone for a ride home, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
The pilot, who was the lone occupant of the plane, is in contact with a deputy, the agency said. The deputy was said to be still responding to the scene as of 4 p.m., but Mesa County Search and Rescue personnel suspended a response after the pilot reported he or she could be reached by a friend or family member.
The pilot apparently climbed up on a ridge in order to find cellphone service.
While initial information suggested the plane went down in Grand County, Utah, it ‘s believed the crash happened in Mesa County.