2 dead in airplane crash near Telluride

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SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Two people died in a plane crash as it was approaching the Telluride Regional Airport about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office.

A single-engine aircraft lost contact with the airport and several witnesses reported seeing the aircraft go down.

Approximately 2:30 p.m. the crash site was located and both people in the plane were found deceased.

Several agencies including San Miguel Search and Rescue and Telluride Fire Department/EMS are investigating the scene and working to recover the victims.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

On Friday, the pilot was identified as 48-year-old Bryan Lee Kill of Huachuca City, Arizona and more recently of Telluride.

On Saturday, the passenger was identified as 37-year-old Mana Mohtasham of Southern California.

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