*THIS IS A DRILL* UPDATED PRESS RELEASE: Incident involving Plane Crash at Grand Junction Regional Airport



May 4, 2017

Contact: Ellis Thompson-Ellis, 970-697-8587

Incident involving Plane Crash at Grand Junction Regional Airport


Grand Junction, CO – Grand Junction Regional Airport has reported an incident involving a Blue Sky Airplane Flight Number 1234 crash that occurred at 10:25 AM on May 4, 2017. The airline has confirmed there were 57 passengers aboard the plane. There have been 11 confirmed fatalities including 4 crew members, 46 evaluated for injuries, and 1 dog on board, alive and accounted for.


This incident has prompted a interagency response. The Grand Junction Fire Department, Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriffs Department, Mesa County Public Health, and Red Cross are on the scene.