Authorities probe fatal aircraft crash in Colorado |

Authorities probe fatal aircraft crash in Colorado

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – Authorities are investigating how a single-engine aircraft went down west of Loveland, killing one person and causing a small grass fire.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be at the scene of the crash Tuesday to determine what happened. Authorities say the aircraft went down in a rugged, mountainous area near Carter Lake west of Loveland Monday afternoon. Loveland Fire and Rescue Division Chief Merlin Green says authorities didn’t immediately know whether anyone else may have been onboard.

The small fire was extinguished shortly after the crash.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald says the plane has been traced to a 50-year-old man who made a bumpy stop when the plane’s landing gear became stuck in 2006.

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