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Two dead after plane traveling to Ogden crashes in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Jun 18, 2024, 6:30 AM

SALT LAKE CITY — A twin-engined Cessna 421 airplane has crashed into the West Acres mobile home park in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, engulfing two buildings and “several outbuildings” in a blaze that required a full shift of on-duty and several off-duty firefighters to control.

In a post shared on Facebook, Steamboat Springs police confirmed that the plane’s two occupants, a pilot and a passenger, died in the crash.

The identities of the planes’ occupants have not been released.

In a statement released by Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue, the plane was believed to be flying from Longmont, Colorado, to Ogden.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, according to fire officials.

Department officials state that calls were received, and first responders were dispatched at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday. All residents of the park are accounted for.

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3 / 3 A twin-engine Cessna passenger plane has crashed in Steamboat Springs. It is believed to have been en route to Ogden. (Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue)

This is a breaking news story, and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Read more from Alexander Campbell on KSLTV.com.

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Two dead after plane traveling to Ogden crashes in Steamboat Springs, Colo.