2 survive after plane flips upside down during emergency landing in Adams County

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Two people survived after a single-engine plane landed upside down in a field during an emergency landing in Adams County on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: Adams County Sheriff’s Office)

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Two people were were taken to a hospital after the plane they were in flipped upside down in a field while trying to make an emergency landing Thursday night.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot reported the plane had engine failure about 8:40 p.m.

The pilot tried to land on a roadway at 38th Avenue and Headline Road northeast of Strasburg, about 12 miles east of Front Range Airport.

The single-engine plane hit some power lines and as the plane touched down, it flipped upside down, stopping in a field.

Two people survived after a single-engine plane landed upside down in a field during an emergency landing in Adams County on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: Adams County Sheriff's Office)
Two people survived after a single-engine plane landed upside down in a field during an emergency landing in Adams County on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: Adams County Sheriff’s Office)

The pilot and a passenger were taken to a hospital as a precaution, but neither reported any injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

The Federal Aviation Administration began an investigation Friday.

Several roads were closed because of the downed power lines and there were some localized power outages.

Crews repaired the lines, restored the power and the roads were reopened.

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