Pilot of small plane dead after crash in western Colorado

DELTA, Colo. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane was found dead Sunday after attempting to land at a small airport in western Colorado, authorities said.

The wreckage of the plane, which may have been homemade, was found off the east end of the runway at Blake Field in Delta, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office said. It did not release any details about the pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the crash and will investigate what happened along with the National Transportation Safety Board, the sheriff’s office said.