Two Injured in Small Plane Crash Near Larkspur

Two occupants of a small plane that crashed near Interstate 25 in Larkspur, Colorado, suffered injuries but survived, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said on Sunday, June 16.

Footage recorded by Sarah Hackett shows the moment the plane dipped and swerved before crashing in a nearby field.

Hackett said she and her husband were driving when they saw the plane flying “unusually low” overhead.

“We saw the left propeller stall and not restart,” Hackett told Storyful.

“The plane descended further, and my husband said it looked like the pilot was going to attempt a landing. We watched as the plane came down, clipped a sign with the left wing, and then managed to clear the northbound lanes before crashing into the field. We saw the plume of dirt where it hit, and that was the end of it. We looked at each other like ‘Did we really just see that?’” she added.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said preliminary investigations indicated that the plane had clipped a sign, causing it to veer off and then crash.

The two occupants of the plane had managed to exit by themselves following the crash, the sheriff’s office said. The FAA told 11 News that the passenger had minor injuries, while the pilot’s injuries were “considered serious.” Credit: Sarah Hackett via Storyful