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4 people were aboard small plane that crashed in western Boulder County, FAA says

Four people were aboard a small, twin-engine plane that crashed Sunday morning in western Boulder County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. At least one of the people was killed. Marcia Alexander-Adams, a spokeswoman for the FAA, said the crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. roughly 21 miles west of Boulder. The plane was a […]

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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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Plane crashes near Centennial Airport

A small plane crashed Tuesday afternoon on the grass median in the middle of the E-470 toll highway near Centennial Airport. The two people who were in the aircraft sustained minor injuries and were taken to an area hospital, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. The plane that crashed was a single-engine Cessna P210N. The […]

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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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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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Plane lost engine power before 2016 crash in southwest Colorado that killed 3, investigators say

Loss of engine power caused a small propeller plane to crash as it approached an airport in southwest Colorado in 2016, killing all three people who were aboard, including a 17-year-old boy from Longmont.  But in its final report on the wreck, more than three years after it happened, the National Transportation Safety Board said […]

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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 […]