2 killed when plane crashes near Front Range Airport

DENVER — Two people were killed when a small plane crashed in a field near the Front Range Airport.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said the plane took off from the airport around midnight and crashed.

Family members of the crew said they reported the plane missing last night.  The wreckage was found Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m. one mile from the airport.

The crash happened near 56th Avenue and Imboden Road.

Two men were on the plane when it crashed. Their identities have not been released.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were en route to investigate the cause of the crash. They led the investigation, but will be joined by officials from the Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane was a single-engine, two seater Cessna 150.

According to a database search on the NTSB website, there have been 13 small plane crashes in Colorado since Jan. 1, including the Saturday’s accident near the Front Range Airport. Four of those crashes involved fatalities.

This story will be updated as more information arrives.