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2 people killed when plane crashes in Broomfield neighborhood, the second deadly crash this month

Two people died in a small plane crash in a neighborhood north of Denver. KMGH-TV reports the single-engine Piper PA32 went down in the Anthem Ranch neighborhood in Broomfield just before noon Sunday. No one on the ground was injured, and no homes were damaged, according to the North Metro Fire Rescue District. Sara Farris, […]

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Republicans are using the 2017 Firestone home explosion to attack Hickenlooper. A survivor demands they stop.

A survivor of the deadly 2017 home explosion in Firestone caused by a leak from a nearby oil and gas well is calling on the National Republican Senatorial Committee to immediately take down an ad that uses the blast to attack former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.  Erin Martinez, whose husband, Mark, and brother, Joey, were […]

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

The pilot of an unmaintained airplane that crashed high in the Colorado mountains and went undiscovered for months last year did not adequately plan out his flight or anticipate the weather conditions, which likely brought his plane down, federal air crash investigators say.  Quentin Aschoff, a 67-year-old from Bend, Oregon, died in the wreck of […]

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

The deadly crash of a small propeller plane last year near Centennial Airport, which left the aircraft’s engine lodged in the side of a Lone Tree home, was caused by the pilot’s disorientation in difficult weather conditions.  The National Transportation Safety Board said 67-year-old Robert Marquis probably lost control of the Cirrus SR22 he was […]

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

More than two years after a home explosion in Firestone killed two men, Colorado oil and gas regulators said Wednesday they are finally pursuing penalties — likely financial — against a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum for its role in the blast. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said it was waiting for the National […]

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

The 2017 crash of a single-engine airplane near Glenwood Springs, killing a Fort Collins family of four, was caused by the pilot’s decision to fly into weather conditions he was not rated to handle and his lack of pre-takeoff planning, federal investigators said this week.  Those are the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board’s […]

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Witnesses say airplane was on fire before deadly crash in Loveland, marking Colorado’s first 2019 aircraft death

Witnesses to the deadly crash of a twin-engine plane in Loveland last month say the aircraft was on fire before it went down near the Northern Colorado Regional Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on the May 15 crash that a fellow pilot saw the plane on fire moments before […]

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

Since 2014, 73 people have died in helicopter and airplane crashes in Colorado. The aircraft they were piloting or were passengers in went down for an array of reasons, from alcohol intoxication to mechanical malfunctions to human error. None of the crashes happened during a commercial flight. Most of the crashes happened in the high […]