LOVELAND, Colo. — A twin-engine Beechcraft plane crashed a quarter mile north of the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland Wednesday afternoon, according to the airport.

A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators were looking into the crash.

The number of passengers on board the flight is unknown, according to the regional airport.

The Poudre Fire Department said the fire from the plane has been extinguished.

The engine caught fire and forced the pilot(s) to attempt an emergency landing along County Road 30 just north of the airport. From Sky9 aerial pictures of the scene, it is clear the plane crashed near there.

The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Loveland Police Department are the lead local agencies working to clean up and investigate. 

Poudre Fire tweeted that they were assisting with the response to the crash, which was also a quarter mile northwest of the Humane Society there. 

According to the Larimer Humane Society, the plane crash nearby temporarily halted access to the shelter. C.R. 30 at East 71st Street was closed along Timberline, the fire agency said, but all roads have since been reopened.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is on scene to assist with the road closures.

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