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TELLURIDE – A 51-year-old Crested Butte Resident crashed his single-prop plane at Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) on Sunday morning, narrowly avoiding a plummet over a steep cliff by 30 feet. The airplane sustained extensive damage, but the pilot walked away without injuries.


The small plane attempted a take off, but was unable to gain altitude before crashing and skidding. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident, according to articles in the                                                                   Watch and Colorado Radio.

Private Plane Crashes in Telluride

Stops 30 Feet From Plummeting Off Steep Cliff

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David Crane is the Publisher of Better Community News. David has served as the president of the Montrose Business Association, a board member of the Montrose Area Merchants Association, a committee member of the Governmental Affairs Committee at the Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism and on the Rotary Scholarship Committee administered by the Montrose Community Foundation. He is an assistant Cub Scout Leader in local Pack 473. He worked for the largest media company in America for 3.5 years, and still successfully helps local, regional and national businesses and local politicians with their marketing strategies, video production and website development. He has organized the Montrose Rotary Student of the Week program and the Winter Carnival for a number of years. He graduated from Brigham Young University where he studied Portuguese and Business Management. He serves actively in his church. David is married to his local sweetheart of 13 years, whose family includes four generations in the area. He is a father of five children under the age of 12.
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