2 escape plane crash near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Two people escaped injury after a plane crash-landed near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield Friday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the airport said the plane crashed about a quarter of a mile from the runway on the Omni Interlocken Golf Course.
The Broomfield Enterprise reported the pilot radioed a loss of power in both engines of the twin-engine Aero Commander around 3:45 p.m. The plane slid on the snowy golf course before coming to a stop.
Two men on board were able to get out ok.
According to PlanesandChoppers.com, the plane is an AC-500 owend by American East Airways. It is used as a spotter plane for Forest Service air tankers battling forest fires.
The airport is operating normally.
The FAA is investigating the crash.
NOTE: Previous versions of this story reported three people were on board the plane. However, an airport spokesman later confirmed the number was just two.