By Jennifer McRae

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A small plane crashed near 160th and Gun Club Road in Adams County on Wednesday afternoon. Only the pilot was on board the single-engine plane when it went down near Van Aire Estates.

(credit: Adams County)

The coroner was called to the crash scene after deputies said it appeared the pilot appeared to be deceased.

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Witnesses said they saw the plane take off and after a few minutes heard what they believed to be the engine stall. The wings of the plane dipped and the plane began to spiral down.

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What led up to the crash is being investigated. Both the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Jennifer McRae