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Old December 7th 11, 08:00 PM posted to rec.aviation.restoration
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lurenmA1210 wrote:

Glowing Surfers
SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — The final two people killed in a plane
crash in the southwest Colorado mountains were found Tuesday as federal
investigators arrived to search for clues in the crash that killed three
bank employees and a fourth person on their way to a Christmas party.
La Plata County sheriff's spokesman Dan Bender said the victims were
found midday during a search involving more than 30 rescuers from nine
Their names won't be released until they are identified by the coroner
and that wasn't expected until Wednesday, he said.
The two other people killed who were previously found at the site near
Silverton were identified by the sheriff's office as 24-year-old Tyler
Black and 26-year-old Jenna Rich, who both worked for Alpine Bank. Rich
was known as Gena Rych but her driver's license identified her as Jenna
The four were flying in a single-engine plane from Durango to Aspen when
it crashed Saturday afternoon.
The conditions of the search were punishing. The elevation of the crash
site is about 11,000 feet above sea level, the temperature fell to 22
degrees below zero and the debris was spread across an area that covers
1 1/4 miles.

It sounds like they suffered a structural failure. Weather - related?