A Colorado pilot died and his passenger injured Sunday when a plane went down in a remote area of the Book Cliffs during bad weather.

Killed was:Wayne Neel Davis, 50, Grand Junction.

Davis and a passenger, Ty Luke Hagerman, 22, also of Grand Junction, were en route from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction when they ran into inclement weather and opted to head for Rangley, Colo., a Grand County sheriff's dispatcher said.

A witness saw the plane go down near Hay Canyon in the Book Cliffs at 8:40 a.m.

"It was raining in areas and they believe they got caught in a down wind," the dispatcher said.

Davis died of injuries from the crash. Hagerman was airlifted to a Grand Junction hospital in stable condition.