UPDATE: TUESDAY 8/8/2023 2:57 p.m.
(EL PASO COUNTY, Colo.) — The man found dead after a plane crash near Falcon on Saturday, Aug. 5 has been identified as 56-year-old Carl Benda, according to the El Paso County Coroner’s Office.
ORIGINAL STORY: Man found dead after plane crash near Falcon
SATURDAY 8/5/2023 2:58 p.m.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) said a man believed to be the pilot of a crashed aircraft was found dead at the scene Saturday afternoon, Aug. 5.
Shortly after 12 p.m., EPSO received multiple reports of a plane crash near Meadowlake Airport near Falcon in unincorporated El Paso County.
Arriving authorities found a man believed to be the pilot dead on the scene. The crashed aircraft was a small, single-engine plane, according to EPSO.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be the lead investigating agency for this incident.