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Two killed in small plane crash in Colorado mobile home park – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Two killed in small plane crash in Colorado mobile home park – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Two people were killed when a twin-engine Cessna plane crashed Monday in a residential neighborhood in north-central Colorado, sparking a fire that burned two mobile homes, officials said.

The pilot and a passenger were killed when the Cessna 421 crashed near the Steamboat Springs Airport just before 4:30 p.m., Steamboat Springs police said. The aircraft can have up to seven seats.

All residents of the mobile home park were checked, police said in a social media post. The fire also burned down some outbuildings.

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

Witnesses reported that the plane appeared to have mechanical problems, fire officials said.

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