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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  

Private plane runs off side of runway at EGE

Contact: Greg Phillips, Aviation Director, 970-328-2648 or

A private aircraft ran off the side of the runway after landing at the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) at approximately 10:40 a.m. Aug. 25, closing the runway for about 45 minutes. The pilot was the only person on board and was uninjured.

The replica Spitfire aircraft sustained damage to the nosecone and propeller. Weather at the time of the crash was high overcast and calm.

Eagle County Regional Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Eagle County Paramedic Services responded to the incident. Cause of the crash will be determined following an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.