Small Plane Crash on I-25 South of Castle Rock Leaves 2 Injured

June 21, 2024

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P2006T Small Plane Crash Near Interstate South of Castle Rock Leaves Two Seriously Injured

On Sunday June 16th two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after their small plane crashed near Interstate 25 in Colorado, officials reported.

The plane, identified as a twin-engine Tecnam P2006T, which was primarily used as a multi-engine training aircraft, crashed in a field just off I-25 near Larkspur, approximately 40 miles south of Denver. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office stated that the aircraft apparently struck a sign on the highway, which caused it to veer off to the east and crash.

Both individuals on board managed to exit the plane before the arrival of sheriff’s deputies. According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Deputy Cocha Heyden, the passengers were found in waist-deep water in a nearby creek and had to be carried out by rescuers.

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FAA Update: P2006T Plane Crash

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will conduct a thorough investigation of the crash in collaboration with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The investigation will focus on several key areas, including:

  1. Aircraft Wreckage Examination: Investigators will examine the remains of the Tecnam P2006T to determine any mechanical failures or structural issues that may have contributed to the crash. 
  2. Occupant Interviews: The FAA and NTSB will interview the occupants to gather firsthand accounts of the events leading up to the crash. These interviews will provide crucial insights into the flight’s final moments and any potential problems experienced in the air.
  3. Weather and Environmental Conditions: Investigators will assess the weather conditions at the time of the crash to determine if environmental factors, such as wind speed, visibility, and turbulence, played a role in the incident.
  4. Flight Path Analysis: Using radar data and other available flight tracking information, the investigation team will reconstruct the flight path to understand the aircraft’s trajectory and the point at which it deviated towards the highway sign.
  5. Maintenance and Service Records: The FAA and NTSB will review the aircraft’s maintenance history and service records to ensure that all required inspections and repairs were up to date and properly documented.
  6. Human Factors: Investigators will also consider human factors such as the pilot’s experience, training, and health to evaluate their potential impact on the crash.

 
The FAA and NTSB are expected to release a preliminary report within a few weeks detailing the investigation’s initial findings. A final report, including a comprehensive analysis and conclusions, may take several months to complete. The agencies are committed to uncovering the causes of these crashes to enhance aviation safety and prevent future accidents.

I-25 Larkspur CO. Plane Crash Details:

  • Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
  • Time: Approximately 7:48 a.m. MDT
  • Aircraft Type: Tecnam P2006T
  • Registration/Tail Number: N968GV
  • Year of Manufacture: 2018
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Occupants: 2 (pilot and passenger)
  • Injuries: Pilot (serious), passenger (minor)
  • Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
  • Category: Accident
  • Phase:  En route
  • Nature: Private Flight
  • Departure Airport:  Denver-Centennial Airport (APA/KAPA)
  • Destination Airport: Under investigation
  • Location of Crash: Field just east of I-25, around the Larkspur exit (mm173).
  • Investigating Agency: NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board)
  • Information Source: News, social media, and unofficial sources

This incident follows just over a week after a separate plane crash in Arvada,CO where a small aircraft attempting to land in the street crashed into a front yard, resulting in the hospitalization of four individuals and the subsequent death of one person. The sister aircraft is the second Tecnam to crash in two years, with a fatal accident involving a similar model occurring in 2022 https://asn.flightsafety.org/wikibase/279218

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