Pilot Jay Jones, 63, killed in small plane crash in Buena Vista, Colorado

Modified Date: 
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:00pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2016

One person killed in plane crash in Buena Vista

In a tweet, the National Transportation Safety Board called the plane “experimental.” 

Officers first received reports about a crash around 12:15 p.m. Monday, and witnesses told officials they heard the aircraft’s engine sputtering before the crash, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said. 

Pilot in Buena Vista plane crash ID'd

Authorities said the aircraft was a single-engine experimental plane.

The pilot was identified Tuesday as 63-year-old Jay Jones of Buena Vista.

Pilot was heard making mayday call before fatal Buena Vista plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board, in their preliminary findings on the crash, said, however, that the woman who heard the emergency declaration reported that the plane’s pilot did not elaborate on the problem he faced.

People Involved: 
Jay Jones
Area: 
Denver, CO

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