Glenwood Canyon Plane Crash / Semi Crash and Wildfire

Glenwood Springs–A single-engine plane crashed this afternoon near the No Name Trail Head. The pilot of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk survived the crash but suffered serious injuries. The pilot was the only person on board the plane. His name and hometown have not been released. According to information from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, a distress call was sent out just before 2 o’clock this afternoon. The plane was spotted almost five hours later by a helicopter from the Colorado National Guard Unit out of Eagle County. Officials say the plane crashed on the Jess Weaver Trail above the No Name trail head. No other details are being released at this time with regard to the cause of the crash nor the plane’s destination and flight plan. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. In addition to the National Guard, the Sheriff’s office was also assisted by Vail Mountain Rescue, the Glenwood Springs and Burning Mountain Fire Protection District and the Forest Service.

Silt–A semi truck crashed this afternoon on eastbound I-70 and sparked a wildfire between Silt and New Castle. Eastbound traffic was diverted onto Highway 6 and 24 for several hours while crews
from Glenwood and Burning Mountain gained control of the
blaze. The fire reportedly grew rapidly between the interstate
and the Colorado River. The cause of the crash and the name of
the driver have not been released yet by the Colorado State