GRAND COUNTY - A single engine Cirrus plane with a father and son onboard went down west of Kremmling late Tuesday night. Both the father and son survived.
The crash happened in the Grand River Ranch area of Gore Range around 10:30 p.m.
Crews searched well into the night to recover the wreckage but were unable to pinpoint the location until early Wednesday morning at daylight. They found the plane and the two passengers inside alive, but injured.
The pilot, 32-year-old Ritesh Lal, and his son 3-year-old Neil Lal were both initially taken to the Kremmling Memorial Hospital before being transported to Denver area hospitals.
The father remains in serious condition with injuries to his ribs, back and ankle. The 3-year-old boy is also in the hospital and is said to be in good condition, according to officials.
“The plane was actually witnessed flying low across the town of Kremmling,” according to Grand County Undersheriff, Walt Eldridge. “He hit the top of some Aspen trees (which) flipped him uphill. and spun him around.”
The FAA has begun their investigation of the crash. Officials say the father and son are from California.
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