Five Killed in Plane Crash in US Colorado

World | September 1, 2014, Monday // 07:25|  views

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Five people were killed after a single-engine plane crashed on Sunday afternoon near an airfield north of Denver in US state of Colorado.

The Piper PA-46 aircraft went down near the Erie Municipal Airport, about 40 km northwest of Denver, Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said.

Emergency crews found three people dead inside the wreckage of the six-seat airplane when they arrived at the scene, according to international media reports. The two crash survivors were taken to hospital but died later.

The Federal Aviation Administration launched an investigation into the incident, Itar-Tass reports.

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