Saturday, October 24, 2020

Incident occurred October 24, 2020 near Vance Brand Airport (KLMO), Longmont, Colorado

A small plane crash-landed on a field near Airport Road shortly after take-off about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, coming to rest partially in the roadway, according to Longmont police Sgt. Colin Jessen.

The pilot, a 47-year-old man who was flying as a student, received minor injuries and went to Longmont United Hospital as a precaution, Jessen said. His passenger, the flight instructor, wasn’t injured.

The plane had a mechanical problem at take-off and collided with an airport sign on the runway as it was lifting off, Jessen said. The pilot attempted to steer the plane back toward the airport, but didn’t have enough altitude or speed and landed in the field, he said.

The plane came to rest partially on the roadway near the Longmont Public Works building. The road was closed northbound for about an hour while the crash was investigated and the plane moved, Jessen said.

1 comment:

  1. Tail number: N131WC. Pilot lost ailerons due to impact with taxi sign on take off. Used rudder to turn back to field but was unable due to low altitude and crashed on a field adjacent to the airport. I witnessed the crash and was first on scene. Both pilots are lucky to walk away.