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A body has been recovered from the wreckage of a plane crash in northwestern Colorado.
The Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office has not yet released the deceased's identity, though the flight departed from Salt Lake City. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, according to the sheriff's office.
As of Saturday, the National Transportation Safety Board had taken over the investigation into why the plane crashed, said board spokesman Keith Holloway.
The single-engine Bonanza 35 was en route to Granby, Colo., on Thursday. About 6 p.m., someone called Colorado dispatchers about a plane possibly crashing about 15 miles west of Meeker, according to the news release.
The caller reported hearing a plane rev its engines and bank twice at a high altitude. Then he heard an explosion.
Denver Center Traffic Control lost the plane on radar and relayed its last reported location to the dispatchers. Searchers found only plane parts that evening, but discovered "what appears to be one set of human remains" on Friday, according to the sheriff's office.