Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Beechcarft 35-C33 Debonair, N18AR: Incident occurred July 18, 2021 near Vance Brand Airport (KLMO), Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft experienced engine issues after takeoff and landed in a field.  


Date: 18-JUL-21
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: N18AR
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LONGMONT
State: COLORADO


A plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field shortly after taking off from an airport in Longmont.

Boulder County Communications was notified of an aircraft crash just west of the runway at the Vance-Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Sunday morning (July 18) at approximately 8:40 a.m.

As per an official press release from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, the plane 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 reportedly able to make an emergency landing in a field just west of the runway at the Longmont airport.

Both occupants were fortunately able to exit the aircraft on their own and were transported to a local area hospital for evaluation with minor injuries.

Agencies including the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Longmont Police Department, Longmont Fire Department, Hygiene Fire Protection District and American Medical Response (AMR) all assisted during the Sunday morning incident.

The situation surrounding the emergency landing is not being considered suspicious at this time.

As per the press release, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be investigating the cause of the incident.

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