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July 18, 2021

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Plane makes emergency landing after taking off from Longmont Airport

Boulder County, Colo.-On Sunday July 18, 2021 at approximately 08:40 am, Boulder County Communications was notified of an aircraft crash just west of the runway at the Vance-Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont.

The aircraft had just taken off from the airport and was occupied by two people, a 69-year-old male, who was piloting the aircraft, and a 62-year-old female passenger. The pilot was able to make an emergency landing in a field just west of the runway. Both occupants were able to get out of the aircraft on their own and were transported to a local area hospital for evaluation with minor injuries.

Agencies assisting with this incident included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Longmont Police Department, Longmont Fire Department, Hygiene Fire Protection District and American Medical Response (AMR)

The situation surrounding the emergency landing is not being considered suspicious at this time. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be investigating the cause of the incident.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: CR #21-3348


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Service Coordinator