3 Killed in Small Plane Crash Identified as Arizona Pilots
Authorities have released the identities of the three killed in a small plane crash in Colorado. All three were Arizona pilots. Sherry Anderson, age 57, and Sherman Anderson, age 64 were both from Phoenix, and 48 year old Eric Durban was from Mesa, Arizona.
Both Sherry and Sherman were commercial pilots, while Eric is described as an “accomplished former military pilot.” Their private Beechcraft Bonanza was in route from Telluride Regional Airport to Cortez, located in southwest Colorado.
The plane was located in a cliff band about one mile west of the airport after six hours of searching. “This is certainly not the outcome we were hoping for, it’s just a terrible, terrible tragedy,” stated San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters.
The cause of the wreck is still unknown. The last communication with the pilot occurred during the takeoff from Telluride.
3 Killed in Small Plane Crash Identified as Arizona Pilots.