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3 hospitalized after plane crash in Larimer County

Three people were taken to local hospitals but no one was killed in the crash, according to the Northern Colorado Regional Airport.

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A plane crashed in Larimer County on Saturday near County Road 30 and Boyd Lake Avenue sending three people to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office said two of the people on board were able to walk away from the crash and the third was helped out of it by a passerby. When first responders arrived on scene, all three were already out of the plane. Everyone on board was of adult age, authorities said. 

According to a tweet from the Northern Colorado Regional Airport, servicing Fort Collins and Loveland in Larimer County, the incident wasn't on airport property and didn't affect operations. 

Fire crews put out a small fuel-fed fire around the aircraft, according to the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority. 

First responders at the scene included the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Loveland Fire Rescue, Poudre Fire Authority and Thompson Valley EMS. Emergency personnel were expected to remain on scene for several hours.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife also went to the scene to assist in whatever way possible and sent three Boyd Lake State Park staffers. 

It appeared to be a small plane, but the exact type was not released. When it crashed it clipped a power line, according to first responders. The plane went down shortly before 10:43 a.m. when several people called 911 to report a plane down.

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East County Road 30 was closed between Boyd Lake Avenue and County Road 11C for several hours but reopened around 1 p.m.

When the plane went down it came to rest in multiple pieces and upside down on private property, the Sheriff's Office said.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were notified of the crash and will be the lead investigators.

Anyone with information regarding this crash (or any crime) is asked to call the Larimer County Sheriff's Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868.

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