FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The National Transportation Safety Board said the person who died in a plane crash in Fremont County on Saturday has been identified as David Merritt, 39. The plane crashed on Department of Corrections property in Canon City.

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Three people were on board; a student pilot, an instructor and a passenger. Merritt was a passenger on board the small plane.

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They noted the crash occurred on takeoff, and the plane did not start a fire. Further details about what caused the crash were not released.

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Investigators say a preliminary report might take one or two weeks.

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The plane intended to land where it originated.