Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

1 killed when plane crashes into neighborhood

1 killed when plane crashes into neighborhood

The Douglas County Coroner has identified the pilot who died in a plane crash there as a Glade Park man who was a veterinarian and owned an animal hospital in The Redlands.

The crash, which South Metro Fire Rescue described as a "high-speed impact", threw a chunk of the engine, approximately 3 feet long, into the side of a home several hundred yards away, where it was embedded several inches between two windows. Crews are performing a recovery grid search in the crash area.

The plane was found in a wooded area off Whites Gap Road and Scott Lane.

Crews are searching the large debris field in the open space. Firefighters said people were inside the kitchen of the home when the crash happened, but no one inside was hurt.

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The plane, a Cirrus SR22, went down near RidgeGate Parkway and Pastel Point, an area between Lone Tree and Parker, just west of the Stepping Stone neighborhood.

The plane reportedly took off from the Centennial Airport at 8:12 p.m. and then dropped off of radar at 8:23 p.m. It is unclear whether the plane crashed on takeoff or landing.

Investigators are still on the scene, and at this time it is not known why the plane crashed.

According to South Metro Fire Rescue, at least one home was struck by debris.

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