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  • Phone: 970-328-2680
    Fax: 970-328-2687

    Eagle County Regional Airport
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    Physical Address:
    219 Eldon Wilson Road
    Gypsum, Colorado 81637  

One fatality and one critically injured in small plane crash at EGE

Contact: Greg Phillips, Aviation Director, 970-328-2680 or

June 5, 2015 – One person has died and another seriously injured following the crash of a small aircraft at the Eagle County Regional Airport today (6/5). The two were the only passengers on the plane.

The incident took place at approximately 4:50 p.m. Airport officials say that during landing, the Rebel experimental aircraft impacted the runway, then went airborne again before crashing into a hangar approximately 1,000 feet south of the runway.

The injured person was transported to Vail Valley Medical Center. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Eagle County Coroner following notification of next of kin.

The runway at EGE has since reopened.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will take over investigation of the crash. Eagle County Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Eagle County Paramedic Services, Eagle County Sheriff and Gypsum Fire District responded.