FORT MORGAN, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – A home-built airplane carrying two people has crashed near Fort Morgan, killing the pilot and injuring his daughter.

Morgan County Sheriff Jim Crone says the twin-engine Air-Cam crashed at the Fort Morgan airport at 12:15 p.m. Monday.

Crone says the daughter has been taken to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley with serious injuries.

No names have been released.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

plane crash map 1 Killed, 1 Hurt When Plane Crashes Near Fort Morgan

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Jennifer Rodi with the NTSB said the pilot may have been performing what’s called touch-and-go.

“We have several witnesses who reported to us that the airplane was conducting touch-and-go operations, or landing and then taking off,” Rodi said. “They observed the left wing come up and the airplane was airborne again … and then crashed several hundred yards to the west.”

Rodi said it’s too early in the investigation to rule out any cause.

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