Fog, drizzle may have played role in small plane crash in Castle Rock
Small plane crashes in Castle Rock neighborhood
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A small plane hit a power line and crashed into a ravine in the Sapphire Pointe neighborhood of Castle Rock Monday night.
A statement from the town of Castle Rock says fog in the area caused the crash at about 7:00 p.m.
“There was just one person inside the single-engine plane, which the injured pilot was able to confirm. She was then transported to the hospital. Her name is not being released at this time,” says Castle Rock spokeswoman Caroline Kipp.
The pilot was conscious after the crash and she told rescuers she did not see the power lines because of fog.
Officials also say she reported an icing problem to tower personnel at Centennial Airport.
The crash happened near some homes but the plane ended up in a ravine in open space.
A flight plane showed the plane was flying from Yampa Valley Airport in northwestern Colorado to Front Range Airport.
The FAA was on scene late Monday night.