Plane crashes in Jefferson County, Colorado. Pilot is found dead |

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The pilot and only occupant of a small aircraft has died, after the plane crashed into a remote area of Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) said.

>The single-engine aircraft was reported missing Saturday night, but was located Sunday morning after search crews were able to see the plane from the air just after 10 a.m., according to JCSO Public Information Officer Mike Taplin.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the single-engine Magnus Fusion 212 crashed overnight about 20 miles south of Conifer, with just the pilot on board. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

“The area that it was found was very difficult to get to. It took several hours for Alpine Rescue to get to him,” said Sgt. Rod Parker with JCSO. “It’s about two miles down the trailhead. And about a half-mile off of that trail on the side of a hill.”

The United States Air Force (USAF) received a notification from the aircraft’s emergency beacon and contacted JCSO Saturday night at about 8:15 p.m., according to Taplin. The aircraft was reported to have gone missing in the area of Wigwam Creek Trail, JCSO said.

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