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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to return Tuesday to the site of a single-engine plane crash in Douglas County.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Authorities say a female pilot was seriously injured when the plane clipped power lines in thick fog and crashed into a gully on Monday.

Investigators are trying to determine if fog or icy conditions played a role in the crash.

Jennifer Frieling was among those who witnessed the crash in her neighborhood and tried to help.

“The airplane was in the gulch down here, and I was hollering down to see if there was anybody down there (or if anyone was hurt),” Frieling said. “And I shined the light back around here and the lady’s body was here and she was not moving.”

The plane was likely on its way to Centennial Airport.

Castle Rock officials said on Tuesday that the pilot was in serious but stable condition.

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