Thursday, April 5, 2012

2 killed in Colorado plane crash after midair collision

Two small planes collided midair north of Denver just before noon today, killing at least two people, authorities say. One pilot survived.

A witness told Longmont Times-Call that he believes the single-engine planes clipped each other about 11:45 a.m. MT (1:45 p.m. ET), causing a Cessna to lose a wing and spiral into the ground along a road near a Walmart. No one survived that crash (photo), which killed two people, the Weld County coroner tells the Associated Press.

About five minutes later, the second plane crashed near the City of Longmont Public Works Garage, not far from the entrance to the Vance Brand Mumicipal Airport. The unidentified woman piloting the plane was pulled from the wreckage (photo) by passers-by and is reported in stable condition at an area hospital. Read More