Father killed, daughter hurt in homemade plane crash

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FORT MORGAN, Colo. – A homemade plane crashed into an open field in Fort Morgan Monday, killing the pilot and seriously injuring his adult daughter, investigators said.

The crash occurred at about 12:15 p.m. just a short distance from the Fort Morgan Municipal Airport.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was a twin-engine “Aircam” model. Photos from the crash scene show the aircraft sustained serious damage to its front end.

The victims were tentatively identified as Rick Tackabury of Wiggins, Colo. and Laura Tackabury of Greeley.

Laura Tackabury was airlifted to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley where she was listed in serious condition Monday evening.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Fort Morgan is approximately 80 miles northeast of Denver.