4 killed in small plane crash near Colorado border

Missing plane possibly carrying 4 southern Alberta men    
     The Canadian PressFeb. 23 2018 1:00

Missing plane possibly carrying 4 southern Alberta men The Canadian PressFeb. 23 2018 1:00

Family members and friends of four southern Alberta men missing during a small aircraft flight are hoping for the best as searchers scour Colorado and New Mexico for them.

A New Mexico rancher who'd seen the family's plight on Facebook okayed the use of his two small aircraft to join in the search, said the woman.

According to Jon Kaupp, the four missing men included his father, Bill Kaupp and brother, Clint Kaupp, from New Dayton.

Bad weather made the search hard Friday and a Twitter user claiming to be related to the Kaupps posted Friday that there is "still nothing on my family but I want to say that the sheer number of volunteers looking to help from thousands of miles away is simply incredible".

CAP was tasked with helping locate the plane by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

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"There's still a lot of good in this very scary world".

The aircraft took off from Grand Junction at 10 a.m., but radar lost track of the plane 30 minutes later.

It landed in Colorado because of bad weather, before it left there on Thursday.

The plane crashed in Utah about 4 nautical miles from the Colorado state line, roughly halfway between Monticello, Utah, and Dove Creek, Colorado, and on the west side of much higher terrain, he said.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating. "We have lost four awesome men". They say they will be turning the investigation over to the FAA.

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