Wednesday, 6 Jul 2022

Two pilots killed in single-engine plane crash in Broomfield are identified.

Two pilots who died in a single-engine plane crash in Broomfield have been identified.

Robert Devon Williams, 50, and Lee Russell King, 59, died in Sunday’s crash in the Anthem Ranch neighborhood near Anthem Ranch Road and Las Brisas Drive. The pair were identified Tuesday by the Broomfield County Coroner’s Office.

No one else was injured and no homes were damaged in the crash.

The Piper PA-32 plane took off around 11:45 a.m. from Erie Municipal Airport on a shallow climb before impacting shortly thereafter. The plane, which was likely in the air for less than one minute, crashed into a tree near a sidewalk, about 100 feet from the nearest house, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Both victims died at the scene. The crash did not spark a fire.

No one witnessed the crash, but an experienced pilot witnessed the departure and noted two “carburetor coughs” that could signal a possible engine problem, the NTSB said. An investigation is ongoing.

 

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