Texas family's plane found

Authorities confirm Sunday there were no survivors after crash in Park County

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— Authorities confirmed this afternoon there were no survivors of the crash of a plane piloted by a missing Houston, Texas, man flying home with his family from Steamboat Springs on Friday.

A hiker who discovered the wreck on Mount Guyot in Park County directed searchers to the crash site where it was confirmed it was the same plane that went missing Friday morning.

Authorities identified the family as energy executive Tommy Jacomini, 42, his wife Susie, their son, Thomas, age 8, and daughter Vivi, 6.

Summit County sheriff's officials say radar detected the four-seater Cessna 182 plane Friday morning near Green Mountain Reservoir, about 30 miles northwest of Sunday's search area. Seven ground crews were searching an area stretching from Keystone Mountain to Georgia Pass east of Breckenridge, about 65 miles west of Denver.

Civil Air Patrol Maj. Mark Young, who was coordinating a search from the air, said 6 inches of snow was on the ground in the area. Young on Saturday said they were trying to narrow down the plane's location by looking at cell phone records.

Summit County sheriff's officials said the plane dropped off radar at the northern end of the county, which is normal because of the mountains, but it failed to show up again as usual near the Continental Divide on the southern end of the county.

FAA spokeswoman Karen Byrd said the plane took off from Steamboat and was en route to Sugar Land, Texas, which is a suburb of Houston.

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steamboatsprings 6 years, 4 months ago

My condolences to this family. It is terrible to see them go so suddenly but at least they were doing what they loved in a place they loved.

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