Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Takeoff From Longmont Airport
A plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field shortly after taking off from an airport in Longmont.
Boulder County Communications was notified of an aircraft crash just west of the runway at the Vance-Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Sunday morning (July 18) at approximately 8:40 a.m.
As per an official press release from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, the plane had just taken off from the airport and was occupied by two people - a 69-year-old male, who was piloting the aircraft, and a 62-year-old female passenger.
The pilot was reportedly able to make an emergency landing in a field just west of the runway at the Longmont airport.
Both occupants were, fortunately, able to exit the aircraft on their own and were transported to a local area hospital for evaluation with minor injuries.
Agencies including the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Longmont Police Department, Longmont Fire Department, Hygiene Fire Protection District, and American Medical Response (AMR) all assisted during the Sunday morning incident.
The situation surrounding the emergency landing is not being considered suspicious at this time.
As per the press release, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be investigating the cause of the incident.