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2 injured in plane crash on E-470 near Centennial airport

The plane landed in the median of E-470 at Jamaica Road, South Metro Fire Rescue said. The two people on board were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Two people were injured in a plane crash on E-470 Tuesday afternoon, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

The Cessna P210N single-engine, six-passenger aircraft was flying north when it crashed just after 2 p.m. in the center median of E-470 at Jamaica Road, directly south of Centennial Airport, the fire department said.

The plane took off from Dodge City Regional Airport in Kansas and was en route to Centennial Airport and was on approach when it crashed, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The two people onboard were able to walk away from the crash, and were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

"I believe that the takeaway from today is sometimes we have to look for small miracles, and today is that small miracle that the pilot and the passenger on this plane were able to walk away," said Kim Spuhler, Public Information Officer with South Metro Fire. 

The pilot was able to avoid traffic before bringing the aircraft to a stop, according to the fire department.

Credit: E-470

At the time, multiple drivers were on the roadway. Radio host Jenny D on KOSI-FM was on her way home from work when the plane landed in the median next to her lane on E-470. 

"All of a sudden, it's almost like that surreal moment when you look up and you're like, that's really low," Jenny said. "I was truly amazed, though. As I'm watching this unfold, it's almost like I watched it from somebody else's perspective because you don't know what's going on. You have no background information. Just trying to do your normal day and then I see this plane come down. It lands in the median." 

She then saw the resulting fire from the plane's fuel. 

"It was just a crazy thing to see. You see a smoke and then all of a sudden you hear this like [sound] and you see the big old billow of a fire. Thank God they got out," Jenny said. 

A portion of E-470 was closed while crews cleaned up the crash.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the cause of the crash.

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