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Firefighting plane was inverted before fatal crash near Estes Park, witnesses told NTSB

The plane’s wreckage “was upright and displayed features of a low-speed, nose-down impact,” according to a preliminary report on the crash that killed pilot Marc Thor Olson


Two passengers sue United Airlines for flight cut short by dramatic engine explosion over Denver

Joseph McGinley and Jonathan Strawn claim the Feb. 20 flight from Denver to Hawaii induced “significant trauma”

Crime and Courts

FAA grounds certain 777 planes after engine failure over Denver

About 125 planes are powered by the type of engine that exploded and rained parts over Broomfield on Saturday. Previously they were factory inspected after 6,500 take off-and-landing cycles.


Small plane crashes near Telluride, killing newlyweds from Florida

The two people killed were identified as Costas John Sivyllis, 30, and Lindsey Vogelaar, 33. Sivyllis was a pilot for United Airlines and Veglaar also worked in the airline industry.


Pilot of plane that crashed in Colorado mountains, went undiscovered for months blamed for fatal wreck

Quentin Aschoff, a 67-year-old from Bend, Oregon, died in the wreck of his single-engine Cessna 210 on April 4, 2018, near Alma


Pilot disorientation caused deadly crash near Centennial Airport that left engine lodged in home, NTSB rules

The National Transportation Safety Board said 67-year-old Robert Marquis probably lost control of the Cirrus SR22 he was flying


Colorado oil and gas regulators are now pursuing penalties in deadly 2017 Firestone home explosion

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said it was waiting for a final report on the blast from the NTSB. The report was released on Tuesday.


Plane crash that killed Fort Collins family of four blamed on pilot’s decision making, weather

The Makepeace family died when their Cirrus SR22 crashed in September 2017 near Glenwood Springs


MAP: More than 70 people have died in Colorado aircraft crashes since 2014. Here’s what the data tells us.

Between 2014 and 2017, Colorado ranked fifth in number of fatal aircraft crashes in the U.S.


Witnesses saw low-flying plane bank sharply before Broomfield crash that killed two, NTSB says

John Campbell, 58, and Tobias Campbell, 20, died in the crash. Both were from Erie.


President signs measure seeking to make helicopters safer after deadly 2015 Flight for Life crash in Colorado

Pilot Patrick Mahany died in the 2015 Flight for Life crash in Frisco. The NTSB found that the crash itself was survivable, but a post-impact fire made the wreck deadly.