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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  

Small plane crashes on approach into EGE

Contact: Kris Friel, Communications Director, 970-328-8617 or

A private plane crashed just off the east side of runway at the Eagle County Regional Airport at approximately 3 p.m. this afternoon (6/28). Both people on board were transported from the scene by ambulance.

According to witnesses, the 1964 Piper Comanche aircraft appeared to come up short on its approach. The plane crashed about 750 feet from the runway.

Airport operations were temporarily suspended while emergency personnel responded to the crash. All operations have since resumed.

The aircraft involved in today’s crash is registered in California. Eagle County Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedic Services and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident. An investigation will be conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration.