February 20, 2012
A snowplow clears the runaway Monday morning at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, where a private plane bound to Hayden from Texas crashed in a snowstorm Sunday.
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The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report about the Feb. 19 crash that killed two people and injured four others. No cause has been determined.
On Sunday, Hans Vandervlugt, 75, was flying Scott and Gaby Humpal and their three children from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Steamboat Springs for a ski vacation. The plane crashed, killing Gaby Humpal and injuring Scott Humpal, sons Tad, 18, and Dillon, 13, and daughter Sara Humpal, 10.
A snow squall reduced visibility to near zero minutes before the crash that killed two and injured four others. Sara Humpal, 10, was transported to Children's Hospital in Denver today. Her father and two brothers remain at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
The private plane was en route to Hayden from Texas when it crashed short of the runway during a snowstorm Sunday afternoon. The four survivors were rushed to Yampa Valley Medical Center, where three are in fair condition and one is in critical condition. Two people died in the accident.