Colorado

Sep 10, 2009 12:07 PM by Associated Press

Body found on Colorado peak may be missing pilot

Authorities say human remains found on a southwest Colorado mountain may be those of a Dallas pilot whose plane crashed three years ago.

San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters says he believes the body is 27-year-old Mark Cochran, who was missing and presumed dead after the Sept. 15, 2006, crash on Wilson Peak.

The body was spotted from a helicopter Tuesday and has been taken to a medical examiner to confirm the identity.

Cochran and three passengers were aboard the 1965 Beech Debonair when it crashed on the 14,017-foot mountain. The bodies of all three passengers were found within three days of the crash. Deputies believe Cochran's body was buried by an avalanche triggered by the crash and have been monitoring the area.

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