Small plane skids and crashes in Adams County field


A plane skidded off runway in Adams County on Friday, March 11, 2016. (Photo: Brighton Fire Rescue)

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BRIGHTON, Colo. — A small plane skidded off the runway and crashed in a field at Van Aire Skyport on Friday morning, Brighton Fire Rescue said.

The pilot was the only person on board the plane when it crashed. There were no injuries.

A Brighton Fire spokeswoman said the pilot looked down to adjust the fuel when it skidded off the runway. The pilot told officials the plane is worth $500,000.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

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