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NTSB says pilot in fatal 2021 plane crash southwest of Denver was flying too low in the mountains

The pilot who died when his small, single-engine propeller plane crashed last year near Conifer was flying too low for the mountain terrain he was in, according to federal air crash investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board last week issued a final report on the April 3, 2021, crash in the mountains southwest of Denver […]

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Plane that crashed in Boulder County, killing 4, was on local sightseeing flight, NTSB says

The four people killed Sunday when a plane crashed in western Boulder County were on a sightseeing flight operated by a company based at the airport in Broomfield, according to federal air crash investigators. The plane was flying for Bluebird Aviation, according to Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.  Bluebird Aviation, […]

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Plane that crashed in Boulder County, killing 4, was associated with aerial sightseeing service

The small plane that crashed Sunday morning in western Boulder County, killing four people, was associated with a company that offered sightseeing flights out of Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield.  The Cessna 337, a twin-engine propeller plane, was used by Bluebird Aviation, according to online reviews and photos posted by the company. The Colorado […]

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Pilot appears to have been flying too low in mountains near Aspen before deadly crash

The pilot of a small airplane that crashed near Aspen earlier this month appears to have been flying too low for the tall mountains surrounding the resort town when he crashed, killing himself and another man.  A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the Beechcraft Bonanza was flying at an altitude of […]

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Victims in plane crash near Centennial Airport identified as Georgia couple

Colorado authorities have identified two people who died in a small plane crash south of Denver as a husband and wife from Jonesboro, Georgia. The Douglas County Coroner’s Office says 65-year-old Kathleen Velazco and 73-year-old Antenor Velazco were killed when their single-engine propeller plane struck an electrical line on approach to Centennial Airport and crashed […]