Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Small plane crashes in field near Denver, 1 dead

Associated Press - Published: March 30, 2014
Associated Press - Published: March 30, 2014

DENVER — A small plane has crashed in an empty field near a shopping center south of Denver, leaving one person dead. Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Teller said the victim of the Saturday afternoon crash was believed to be the pilot, the only person believed to be aboard. Teller said his...

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories for this 30 day period*

To continue reading please register for FREE below.

or
*A 30 day rolling period starts the day you first visit the site.
Are you a subscriber and having trouble viewing stories?
Advertisement

DENVER — A small plane has crashed in an empty field near a shopping center south of Denver, leaving one person dead.

Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Teller said the victim of the Saturday afternoon crash was believed to be the pilot, the only person believed to be aboard. Teller said his department had no reports of anyone on the ground being injured. He said it was not yet clear from where the plane took off or where it was headed

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the plane was a Sonerai, a type of aircraft designed to be built in a home workshop. Kenitzer says the plane sustained substantial damage.

Kenitzer says the FAA and the National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating.

__

Information from: 7News, http://www.thedenverchannel.com/

Comment Policy

If you are a subscriber or registered user we welcome your comments. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement