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Gazette Premium Content Pilot crashes into former home north of Denver

Associated Press Updated: May 6, 2014 at 11:46 am
Associated Press Updated: May 6, 2014 at 11:46 am • Published: May 5, 2014

NORTHGLENN — A small plane towing an advertising banner has crashed into an unoccupied house north of Denver, setting the plane and the house on fire. The pilot walked away with minor injuries. Northglenn police spokesman Ron Haralson says the crash happened Monday afternoon in a residential...

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NORTHGLENN — The pilot who survived a crash into a home near Denver used to live in the house but so far the connection seems to be a coincidence.

Brian Veatch told KMGH-TV ( that he didn't realize the house he hit Monday was the same one he used to live in a decade ago until someone pointed it out.

The plane's owner, Tom Mace, says the veteran firefighter crashed upside down and didn't realize it was his old house. He says Veatch doesn't know the young couple who lives there now.

No one was home at the time of the crash.

Police said it looked like Veatch was trying to land in a field near the house.

Veatch is already back at work at the fire house but declined to be interviewed.

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