PALMER LAKE, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — Authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration say two people were on board a small plane that crashed in El Paso County.
The crash happened Wednesday morning near Palmer Lake but no other details have been released.READ MORE: Crash On I-70 In Wheat Ridge Causes Large Traffic Backup
Witnesses said they heard a loud crash and saw the plane wreckage in flames near some train tracks. When emergency crews got there high winds had pushed the flames to the surrounding grass.
Witnesses said it looked like pilot had lost control.READ MORE: I-70 Eastbound Closed For Fatal Crash East Of Eagle
Investigators say the wreckage is so badly burned they cannot identify a tail number.
The town is near the Air Force Academy but the school told The Gazette of Colorado Springs that the plane isn’t one of its aircraft. The academy isn’t flying planes Wednesday partly due to strong winds.MORE NEWS: 'Totally Unacceptable': CDOT Aims To Reduce Number Of Deadly Pedestrian Crashes
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