By Jennifer McRae

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Authorities are investigating reports that a small plane crashed in Wellington, near the Northern Colorado Regional Airport, formerly known as the Fort Collins–Loveland Municipal Airport. Search and rescue operations are underway.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

According to the airport, the plane made an emergency landing 10 miles north of the airport in a nearby field when the engine failed just before 11 a.m. The airport remains open.

Jennifer McRae