CREEDE, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were heading to the site of a deadly plane crash south of Creede on Thursday.

Three people died in the Wednesday afternoon crash in southwestern Colorado:

– Jere Ferrill, 51, of Castle Rock

– Mykhayl Sutton, of Longmont

– David Louwers, 17, of Longmont

The small plane belongs to Rocky Mountain Aerial Surveys out of Longmont and the crash site wasn’t far from a small airport in Creede.

So far it’s not clear what caused the crash.

The Associated Press reported a witness told authorities the Cessna 320 sounded like it was having engine trouble and appeared to be trying to land at the airport.

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