Los Pinos Pass, CO Two Civil Air Patrol Officers Killed on a CAP Search Mission, Jun 1977

While engaged in an Air Force authorized mission reopened to continue the search for a light aircraft with three persons on board, missing since December 1976, Colorado CAP members George LaFountain of Gunnison Composite Squadron and John Eckhoff of Littleton Composite Squadron lost their lives in the crash of a CAP search aircraft near Los Pinos Pass on 26 June 1977.

National Transportation Board Accident Report - https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=46746&key=0