Aug 6, 2011 5:22 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Second plane crash in 24 hours

A heap of mangled metal abutted a hanger at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton this morning.

An Ultra Light plane carrying two people crashed at 7:23 a.m.

The pilot told rescue crews he felt something was wrong with the plane. He said that something may have broke or it was a mechanical problem. Soon afterwards, the plane veered right and nose-dived to the ground going between two hangers before crashing into another.

Lt. Lari Sevene from the El Paso County Sheriff's office says, "They were was not during landing or take-off...they were actually in-flight when the crash happened."

Sevene did not have a reason as to why there have been two crashes within 24-hours. She did, however, say,"We've been having some really good weather lately, especially in the mornings. So, I would imaging that's increasing the amount of activity that's going on at the airport."

Sevene adds that both men sustained significant injuries. The pilot was immediately taken to a hospital and the passenger was air-lifted by Flight for Life to a local hospital for treatment.

The FAA will be conducting an investigation.



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