Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Saturday were investigating a plane crash about three miles north of the Camilletti Ranch house at the end of Routt County Road 48 near Milner.

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Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Saturday were investigating a plane crash about three miles north of the Camilletti Ranch house at the end of Routt County Road 48 near Milner.

Plane crash discovered by sheep herder in rural Routt County

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Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Saturday were investigating a plane crash about three miles north of the Camilletti Ranch house at the end of Routt County Road 48 near Milner.

— The Routt County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a plane crash Saturday and the death of the plane’s only occupant.

The crash was discovered at about noon by a sheep herder about three miles north of the Camilletti Ranch house, which is at the end of Routt County Road 48 near Milner.

Undersheriff Ray Birch wrote in an email that the crashed plane is a single engine Piper and that it was being flown by a male.

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg wants to make sure all of the family members are notified before the man is identified.

Birch added that the man was not from the area.

Birch said it is not known when the plane crashed. He said that the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and that NTSB investigators were expected to arrive at the crash Saturday evening.

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Comments

Brian Kotowski 2 years, 1 month ago

They probably figure notifying next of kin is more important than satisfying your curiosity.

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walt jones 2 years, 1 month ago

The paper didn't have to report the story until all kin were notified and the info was released either.

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 1 month ago

Reporting an accident means the deceased's personal information should be disclosed? Should license plate numbers should be included in reports of traffic fatalities? If not, why?

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walt jones 2 years, 1 month ago

Personal info should be kept private I agree but aircraft tail numbers don't always tell you who it was who crashed. Lot more info in a tail number than that.

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 1 month ago

"...aircraft tail numbers don't always tell you who it was.."

And it often does. About 50-50, in my experience. For smaller personal aircraft like this Piper, quite a bit better than 50-50.

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