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A vintage Beechcraft C-45 crashed and caught fire

A vintage plane crashed near Weld County Road 1 and Highway 52 this morning.

A Weld County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tells 9NEWS the plane clipped the top of some nearby trees before crashing and then hitting a power line. She says two people got out of the plane before it caught fire.

Stanley Peterson, 64 of Boulder, and David Gianakos, 52 of Littleton, were taken to a Longmont hospital. One suffered a back injury and both suffered head injuries but they are said to not be life threatening.

The plane is a vintage Beechcraft C-45 and was being housed at Platte Valley Airfield.

The two had gone for leisurely ride when suspected engine problems forced the pilot to try and set the plane down in a field, according to the spokesperson.

Added: Jul-19-2007 
By: beck64
Tags: vintage, plane, accident, crash, fire, beechcraft, powerline, injured
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