Small plane crashes in Boulder County near Erie

An instructor pilot and his student pilot were not injured

A plane crashed Thursday night in Boulder County, near Erie. The aerial incident closed US Hwy. 287 for a time while the crew worked for the investigation. No one got injured.

An instructor pilot and his student pilot were not harmed. According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the plane most likely originated from Rocky Mountain Metro Airport.

A team of forces from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Colorado State Patrol, Lafayette Police and Fire Department, Boulder Emergency Services and the Mountain View Fire Protection District downed the Piper Cherokee 6, near the highway and Isabel Road.

The plane was found in the Cherry Creek Tree Farm open space.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what caused the accident.

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