DELTA — Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash in western Colorado's Delta County, killing the pilot.

According to KKCO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/l9nlffs ), the plane crashed Tuesday in the backyard of a home, just missing a house by about 50 yards. The name of the pilot has not been released.

Officials say the plane was a Cessna 210 flying to Aspen.

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Information from: KKCO-TV, http://www.nbc11news.com