Two people are dead after a private passenger plane crashed west of Laramie Sunday morning, the Albany County Sheriff's Office says.

Sheriff Aaron Appelhans says the crash happened in the area of Dutton Creek Road "in a remote location away from any notable landmarks."

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Appelhans says at approximately 11:45 a.m., Denver International Airport notified his office that they had lost contact with the plane in Albany County.

"The aircraft was reported to be occupied by a pilot and one passenger," Appelhans said in a press release Monday. "There are no known survivors from this crash."

Appelhans says the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were contacted to conduct a federal investigation into the crash.

"This is an ongoing joint investigation between the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, FAA, and NTSB," Appelhans said.

"Due to the remoteness of the crash scene, updates will be provided beginning tomorrow, May 16, and following as information becomes available," he added.

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