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Coroner identifies plane crash victims

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

Eagle County Chief Deputy Coroner Mikel Kerst has identified the two victims of today’s (6/23) plane crash in Wolcott as Christopher Hall, 70, of Edwards and Garfield Brown, 69, of Gypsum. Hall was the owner and pilot of the Yak aircraft.

The crash happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning in a field near the Horse Mountain Subdivision. The plane was based out of Eagle County Regional Airport and had taken off around 8 a.m. No other injuries were reported.

An investigation and determination as to cause of the crash now fall to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle County Coroner’s Office, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedic Services and Eagle County Regional Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting responded to the incident.