2 killed after plane crashes in Denver-area neighborhood

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Two people died Sunday afternoon when a single-engine plane crashed in Broomfield, Colorado’s Anthem Ranch neighborhood, emergency officials confirmed.

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According to a spokesperson with the North Metro Fire Rescue District, only two people were aboard the Piper 32-260 , and both died in the crash, KCNC-TV reported.

No bystanders were injured and no homes were damaged in the crash, KDVR reported.

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board arrived on the scene about an hour after first responders and are investigating the crash. Broomfield is located about 16 miles northwest of Denver.

The Anthem Ranch neighborhood is located just south of the Erie Municipal Airport, KDVR reported.

“It’s a significant impact,” Sara Farris, of North Metro Fire Rescue District, told KCNC.

Images of the crash site obtained by the TV station suggest that the craft impacted Anthem Ranch Road and came to rest at the base of a spruce tree, with the engine separated from the rest of the fuselage.

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