August 11, 2014
Rabbit Ears plane crash site
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When he took off from Steamboat Springs Airport earlier this month, Terry Stewart was looking forward to getting the license he needed to start flying from his home in Houston to his new vacation home in Estes Park.
After plane crashed on Rabbit Ears, searchers worked through the night to bring closure to victims' families
For many hours on Saturday night and Sunday morning, Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers donned headlamps and hobbled over beetle-killed trees and logs in a rugged part of Rabbit Ears Pass as they raced to find a downed airplane.
Dan Baker, the deputy chief for the NTSB's Central Region office in Denver, said Monday morning that the lead investigator is traveling Monday from Texas and is expected to be on the scene of the crash Tuesday morning.
A flight instructor and his student died in a plane crash on Rabbit Ears Pass on Saturday night. William Earl Allen, 62, of Broomfield, and his student Terry Lynn Stewart, 60, crashed near Harrison Creek drainage area Saturday mid-flight during a lesson. Stewart's driver's license said he was from Houston, Texas.