LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4)– The pilot who as killed in a plane crash near Loveland last week has been identified. Thomas Lawson, 69, was killed when his plane went down last Wednesday.

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The twin engine Beechcraft made an emergency landing on County Road 30 north of the Fort Collins/Loveland Airport, crashed and burst into flames just after 1 p.m. on May 15.

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What caused the plane to crash is being investigated by the NTSB but air traffic recordings show Lawson reported an engine fire right before the crash. Lawson was from Golden.