Witnesses Said Plane Circled Town Before Crash
Two people and two dogs onboard a Piper PA-60-602P Aerostar were
killed Thursday night when their aircraft went down near McElroy
Field (20V) in Kremmling, CO, about 100 nautical miles northwest of
Local news reports state the aircraft, inbound from North Las
Vegas Airport (VGT), was attempted to land when it crashed in a hay
field two miles west of town, and caught fire.
Witnesses said the aircraft circled the town once, and some said
it appeared the plane was experiencing engine problems.
Reported weather shows a high scattered-to-broken cloud layer,
with light rain in the area.
According to FAA records, the accident aircraft, N97TS (similar
to type shown below, right) was built in 1982. It was registered to
a Las Vegas equipment leasing company.
Investigators from the NTSB and FAA were on the scene Friday
PA60 Description: AEROSTAR
Date: 09/19/2008 Time: 0217
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
City: KREMMLING State: CO Country:
AIRCRAFT CRASHED AFTER BEING CLEARED FOR VISUAL LANDING,
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 1 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: 12006KTS 10SM -RA SCT060 BKN065 OVC085 10/4 A3036
Activity: Unknown Phase:
Approach Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: DENVER, CO
Entry date: 09/19/2008