Small Plane Crash-Lands in Longmont, CO; Pilot Escapes Injury

Monday, June 2, 2014
By George Hatcher

A single-engine airplane crash-landed near Longmont Municipal Airport in Longmont, Colorado, immediately after takeoff.

The accident happened at about 9:30 a.m. on June 1, after the pilot lost power of his 1998 Katana Diamond plane and crash landed in a field, some 300-400 yards away from the runway.

The pilot, identified as Harold Kosmerl of Longmont, 74, the only person in the plane, escaped unhurt. However, the plane was heavily damaged.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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