Ken and Carol Marcoux like to watch planes land and take off at Boulder Municipal Airport, and Wednesday morning was no different for the Gunbarrel couple.
As they pulled their Toyota Prius over to the side of Independence Road to catch a tow plane and glider take to a beautiful
blue sky, they spotted a small plane coming in from the east.
"He seemed to have real trouble controlling the plane," Ken Marcoux said.
Strong crosswinds were jostling the plane, Marcoux said, and the aircraft slammed onto the runway, bounced and veered "like it was on a turntable" 45 degrees to the north.
What happened next -- shortly before noon -- would put the couple at the center of a dramatic hit-and-run and prompt a Federal Aviation Administration investigation into the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza crash and its pilot.
To the couple's horror, the plane -- whose pilot was later identif
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