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Fatal Sunday plane crash in Broomfield under investigation

Fatal Sunday plane crash in Broomfield under investigation
Fatal plane crash on May 22 in Broomfield took the lives of two pilots onboard.

More details emerged this morning about a plane crash on Sunday in Broomfield near Lowell Boulevard and Las Brisas Drive that resulted in two fatalities.

Air Safety Investigator Mike Folkerts, with the National Traffic Safety Bureau, addressed the media at 9 a.m. on Monday to update next steps in the ongoing investigation.

Folkerts reported both of the victims were pilots with private licenses who departed Erie Airport around 11:45 a.m. in a Piper 32-260. The pair eventually crashed near the Anthem Ranch neighborhood.

Names and ages of the deceased have yet to be released to the public. NTSB is hoping to have a preliminary report done in 10 days.

Folkerts said weather conditions were not believed to be a factor and no bystanders were injured or homes damaged.

Witnesses described hearing odd sounds emanating from the light aircraft just prior to making impact. Investigators surmised the plane made a shallow ascent and discovered six propeller strikes in the roadway.

North Metro Fire Rescue District assisted Broomfield Police at the scene.

This is a developing story and may be updated.