Two people are reported to be safe after their plane crashed in a field near Lafayette on Thursday evening.

According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, a Piper PA-32 single-engine plane went down in a field at the Cherry Creek Tree Farm southwest of Highway 287 and Isabelle Road at 7:10 PM after taking off from Rocky Mountain Metro Airport. The aircraft was damaged, but thankfully, no injuries were reported.

According to the press release, "the instructor pilot and his student pilot were out of the plane and uninjured," upon arrival at the scene.

A report from Denver7 says the pilot reported engine problems prior to going down. 

Several agencies responded to the crash including the Boulder County Sheriff's deputies, Colorado State Patrol, Lafayette Police and Fire Department, Boulder Emergency Services and Mountain View Fire Protection District.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and will continue the investigation as to the cause of the accident.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


Get OutThere

Signup today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.