Fort Collins family of four dies after plane goes down north of Glenwood Springs

The family was flying from Fort Collins to Utah.

GARFIELD COUNTY - A Fort Collins family of four is dead after a plane heading to Utah went down north of Glenwood Springs.

The crash site was found just after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday near Baxter Peak in northwest Colorado. 

The family's identity has not been released at this time, but the sheriff's office said it was a husband, wife and their two children. They were from Fort Collins, according to a family spokesperson. 

Civil Air Patrol and Classic Air were asked to assist with an aerial search early Saturday morning, but heavy low hanging clouds postponed that search.

Classic Air was able to land in the area and established there were no survivors.

The plane's make or tail number has not been released.

Ground crews have reached the plane and the Garfield County Coroner will be tasked with removing the victims' bodies. They will be identified pending notification to the next of kin. 

The National Transportation Safety Board will begin an investigation on Sunday. 

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