BROOMFIELD, Colo. (KDVR) — Two people were killed in a single-engine plane crash in Broomfield Sunday afternoon.
Broomfield police said the crash happened in the Anthem Ranch neighborhood near Lowell Boulevard and Las Brisas Drive.
North Metro Fire confirmed there were no survivors of the crash and two people were killed. No bystanders were injured, and no homes were damaged. Photos from the scene show the plane crashed close to many residential homes.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a single-engine Piper PA32 crashed near the intersection of Las Brisas Drive and Anthem Road around 11:50 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board will continue the investigation into the crash.
FlightAware lists the plane as departing Erie Municipal Airport at 11:49 a.m., being airborne for less than a minute and traveling a distance of two miles.
The intersection of Las Brisas Drive and Anthem Road was closed for several hours due to the investigation.
The Anthem Ranch neighborhood resides just south of the Erie Municipal Airport.
“The area between the homes is an open space and it’s kind of a fly away zone for the airport,” Chris Roarity, president of the local homeowners association said. “This airplane was taking off and going towards the south. This, of course, is even more frightening because it’s very close, it could’ve easily hit a home or resident.”
A witness, who was an experienced pilot, reported hearing abnormal engine sounds, described as carburetor coughs, as the plane took off. It crashed a short time later.
The NTSB said both victims were pilots.
The identities of the victim’s will be released from the coroner’s office once next of kin has been notified.
The NTSB said a preliminary crash report will be available in 10 days and a factual report will be completed within 12 months.
Nearly two weeks ago, police responded to another plane crash in Jefferson County that killed one.