1 dead in small plane crash northeast of Delta

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Sep 17, 2021

DENVER – A pilot died in a small plane crash Friday morning northeast of Delta, according to authorities.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Boeing A75 crashed five miles northeast of Delta at 7:57 a.m. and that the preliminary information was that the pilot was the lone person on board.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Cedaredge Fire Department located the red biplane between the two towns in a rugged area and on the side of a steep embankment.

The FAA said it and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the plane crash. The FAA has not released the tail number of the airplane.

The Delta County Coroner's Office on Monday identified the pilot who died as Timothy Friendshuh, 55.