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Cirrus plane involved in mid-air crash

WDIO
Updated: May 13, 2021 04:56 PM
Created: May 12, 2021 09:36 PM

Two planes collided mid-air over Cherry Creek State Park in Colorado Wednesday morning. One of them was a Cirrus plane.

The crash was reported around 10:25 a.m., involving a single-engine Cirrus SR-22 carrying two people and a cargo metroliner plane carrying just the pilot.

It's still unclear what caused the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board says it happens as the planes were landing. The metroliner landed at the Centennial Airport without issues or injuries to the pilot. The plane did sustain substantial damage to its empennage and tail section.

The Cirrus plane deployed a parachute and crashed in a field in Cherry Creek State Park. The two occupants walked away from the crash without injuries. Debris from was spread across the park, and the plane was "significantly damaged."

The Federal Aviation Administration was also at the scene of the crash, and will handle the investigation along with the NTSB.

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