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Telluride plane crash: All 3 on board die on impact, all 3 veteran pilots

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The Telluride plane crash victims have all been identified as pilots, as the recovery of Sunday’s crash continues Monday. The three people on board the small plane died on impact when the plane came down in southwestern Colorado, according to the Fox News on Feb. 17.

The crash killed the three Arizona residents, Sherry and Sherman Anderson along with Eric Durbin. Sherry Anderson, 57, and 64-year-old Sherman Anderson were both commercial airline pilots and Durbin, 48, was a former military pilot.

The plane, a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza, was on a 75 mile journey to Cortez when it departed the Telluride Airport on Sunday. There was light snow at the time of takeoff at 11:20 a.m. The last communication that air traffic controllers had with the plane was when it was on the Telluride airport runway, when they cleared the plane for take off.

It is not known what caused the crash, which occurred not far from the Telluride Airport. The FAA is investigating the crash.