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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 […]

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

Witnesses saw a single-engine airplane bank sharply before crashing in Broomfield earlier this month as it prepared to land at Erie Municipal Airport, killing two men. That’s according to a preliminary report on the wreck from the National Transportation Safety Board. “Multiple witnesses in the area to the south of (the airport) reported seeing the […]

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

Legislation aiming to close a loophole to make helicopters safer after a deadly Flight for Life crash in Colorado has passed Congress and is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk. U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, of Arvada, and Jared Polis, of Boulder, teamed up on the effort, which would require the Federal Aviation Administration to mandate […]