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Photos show wreckage of plane crash near Meeker

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Posted at 6:47 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 08:47:02-05

The pilot whose plane apparently exploded and crashed in a remote area on the Western Slope has been identified as 62-year-old William Ray Hiller of Tabernash.

Hiller was flying from Provo, Utah, to Granby, Colorado, last Thursday when witnesses said they heard a plane rev its engine, then heard an explosion, near Meeker.

Air traffic controllers at the Denver Center Traffic Control said a plane disappeared from radar and gave deputies the coordinates.

Searchers found the wreckage in a snowy, forested area about 15 miles west of Meeker.

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