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Plane horrifyingly crashes in front yard of Colorado home — with neighbors pulling out victims, including 2 kids, from fiery wreckage

A small plane crashed in a Colorado home’s front yard on Friday morning, prompting neighbors to rush to rescue four passengers, including two children, from the burning wreckage, according to reports.

The 1969 Beechcraft 35 struck a fence and a tree in the Denver suburb of Arvada about 9:30 a.m., crashed and burst into flames. KDVR reported:.

Four passengers suffered burns and were taken to local hospitals in unknown condition, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Two of the victims were children, along with a police officer on board. Said.

Witnesses told KDVR that neighbors rushed to help rescue people from the burning plane.

A plane crashed in a residential area outside Denver, leaving four people with burns. Fox 31

Randy Hamrick and his wife were inside their home when the plane crashed into their yard, and at first they thought a train had derailed across the street.

“We saw the explosion and the lights from outside and said, hold on a second,” he said.

Hamrick said he thought his house might collapse.

The plane crashed into a tree and a truck and then burst into flames. Fox 31

“It felt like I was falling, it was that intense,” he said.

Neither he nor his wife were injured.

Authorities said the pilot, whose identity has not been released, had taken off from Centennial Airport south of Denver and was headed to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, near the crash site, when he experienced engine trouble about 15 minutes after takeoff.

The plane experienced engine trouble and then a loss of power, crashing around 9:30 a.m., according to authorities. Fox 31
Two of the injured were children, authorities said. Fox 31

The pilot saw the low oil pressure sign illuminate and called the Jefferson County air traffic control tower to request an emergency landing.

Shortly after, the pilot reported a severe loss of power and told the tower that he could not make it to the airport and would instead land where he could “land.” The tower lost contact with the plane shortly thereafter.

Authorities said the pilot attempted to land on a residential road, but the plane’s left wing struck a large tree, causing the plane to skid across the road, crash into a truck and come to rest in the Hamrick home’s front yard.

“I’m sure in the pilot’s mind he was thinking, ‘I see the road. I’ve got to land this plane. Let’s give it a try,'” NTSB accident investigator Alex Lemishko told KDVR.

Video shows rescuers arriving at the scene, with the remains of the plane smoldering in a front yard. The fire was quickly put out, only to briefly reignite a few hours later.

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