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.
The coroner was called to the crash scene after deputies said it appeared the pilot appeared to be deceased.READ MORE: CSU Pueblo Student Robert Killis Arrested After Detectives Find Large Cache Of Weapons In Vehicle, Apartment
@ 12:16pm we were notified of a plane down around 160th Ave and Gun Club Rd.
Federal Aviation Admin & National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.
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— Adams Sheriff's Page (@AdamsCoSheriff) September 2, 2020
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.MORE NEWS: Colorado Army Veteran & Afghanistan Interpreter Will Reunite As Neighbors
What led up to the crash is being investigated. Both the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.