Telluride, CO - A small plane possibly bound for Amarillo crashed in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, killing four people on board.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spokesperson Peter Knudson said the plane crashed around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.
That same day, a relative of someone on board reported a Cessna 310 flying from Barstow, California to Amarillo was missing.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB said they cannot confirm if the crashed plane is the same Cessna 310 that was reported missing.
A San Juan County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team assisted by the La Plata County Sheriff's Office and a National Guard helicopter spent Monday recovering the bodies. Officials said the helicopter was necessary to take rescue crews into the remote crash site.
The victims' names and hometowns have not been released. There is no immediate word on the cause.
According to the tail number of the aircraft, the Cessna 310 was registered to Raggio Harold of Newberry Springs, California.