Colorado pilot crashes north of Denver

Small Plane Crash

NORTHGLENN, Colo. (AP) — The pilot who crashed into a home near Denver on Monday used to own the property.

Pilot Brian Veatch confirmed to KMGH-TV that he owned the home, as indicated by property records, but said he didn’t realize that’s where he crashed until someone else pointed it out.

Veatch, a veteran firefighter, crashed into the unoccupied house in Northglenn on Monday. He tried to put out the fire with a garden hose before he was forced away by burning fuel.

Police say it looked like Veatch was trying to land in a field near the house. Veatch, who had been towing an advertising banner, had tried to turn back, spokesman Ron Haralson said.

There’s no indication he’ll face any charges. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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