LOCHBUIE, Colo. (CBS4) – One person is dead after a small plane crashed in an Adams County farm field.

The crash happened early Sunday afternoon near the intersection of East 160th Avenue and Watkins Road. That’s northeast of Denver International Airport and not far from Lochbuie.

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The plane was described as a single-engine Piper plane, and so far it’s not clear where it departed from and what its destination was.

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When the plane crashed it broke into several pieces. The field it landed in was between two silos.

At least two people who were nearby when the crash happened told police they heard a plane making engine noises that indicated there was a problem.

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Officials with the FAA are investigating the crash.