Pilot walks away from single-engine plane crash | SummitDaily.com

Pilot walks away from single-engine plane crash

ANTONITO ” The pilot of a single-engine plane survived a crash Monday afternoon in hills about five miles west of here, officials said.

The pilot, the only person aboard whose name hasn’t been released, was spotted by troopers from the Colorado State Patrol near a roadway, said dispatcher Donna Goodwin.

Cynthia Emery, a regional operations officer for the Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle, said the pilot called out a mayday about 4:44 p.m. The cause of the crash could not be immediately determined.

A flight plan was not filed.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Emery said.

A telephone listing for the plane’s registered owner, David Cruden of Chandler, Ariz., could not be immediately found.

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