RIFLE, Colo. (AP) — Two people are safe after a small plane made a forced landing near McGinnis Lake in Garfield County.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says the two people alerted authorities on Saturday and were talking with other aircraft after the accident.

(credit: Rio Blanco County)

(credit: Rio Blanco County)

Both people were picked up by a helicopter and there was no one else on board.

(credit: Rio Blanco County)

(credit: Rio Blanco County)

Authorities say the cause of the forced landing was under investigation.

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