2 killed as twin-engine plane believed bound for Utah crashes in Colorado mobile home park

Crews respond to a mobile home park in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Monday. A twin-engine plane believed to be traveling from Longmont, Colorado, to Ogden crashed, killed both people on board.

Crews respond to a mobile home park in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Monday. A twin-engine plane believed to be traveling from Longmont, Colorado, to Ogden crashed, killed both people on board. (Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue)


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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — There were no survivors aboard a twin-engine Cessna airplane that crashed in a residential area in north-central Colorado on Monday while en route to Utah, starting a fire that burned two mobile homes, officials said.

The Steamboat Springs Police Department said on a Facebook post that two people — the pilot and passenger — died in the crash. The Cessna 421 went down near the Steamboat Springs Airport just before 4:30 p.m. and crashed into the West Acres Mobile Park.

All residents of the mobile home park were accounted for, police said. The fire also burned several outbuildings.

The plane was believed to have taken off from Longmont, Colorado, and was on its way to Ogden, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue said. The names of the victims were not immediately released.

Witnesses reported the airplane appeared to have mechanical issues, fire officials said.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

Contributing: Linda Williams, KSL

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