KUSA - Castle Rock authorities said fog contributed to single-engine plane crash that seriously injured the pilot Monday night.
The plane crashed in a ravine on a hilly greenbelt along Sulphur Lane in the Sapphire Pointe neighborhood in Castle Rock.
The plane snagged a power line as it crashed, slowing the aircraft's descent, Castle Rock Fire said.
Numerous 911 calls came in around 7 p.m. The plane went down only 20 yards from a home.
The airplane was traveling from Hayden to the Front Range Airport. The aircraft is a Glasair.
There was just one person inside, which the injured pilot was able to confirm. The pilot was conscious after the impact and climbed out of plane. She reported ice problems to the Centennial Airport tower just before she crashed.
Neighbors found the pilot and directed emergency personnel to her. She was then transported to the hospital. Her name is not being released at this time.
The airplane sustained substantial damage.
Emergency crews were walking in a grid pattern near the crash site, presumably searching for parts of the plane.
Both the FAA and NTSB are investigating the accident.
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