BROOMFIELD, Colo. — One person died in a small single-engine plane crash near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
North Metro Fire said the plane crashed in the area of Eldorado Boulevard and Interlocken Loop. The intersection is about half a mile from the end of one of the runways at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.
The northbound lanes of Interlocken Loop reopened around 4 p.m., and all roads were open by 6 a.m. Thursday.
The fire department said the plane was headed to the airport at the time. The crash was reported at 12:34 p.m. North Metro Fire said firefighters extinguished a fire caused by the crash.
Peter Knudson, with the NTSB, said the flight departed Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and was planning to return there. During approach, the plane crashed in the intersection.
Knudson said investigators arrived around 4 p.m. and would be working into the night. The preliminary report will be released in about two weeks, but the entire investigation is expected to take 12-14 months.
At 3:30 p.m., North Metro Fire confirmed that one person died in the crash. A coroner's office will identify the person.
The Broomfield Police Department also responded to the crash.
The airport is closed.
The fire department is asking the public to avoid the area.
No other details were available as of 3:30 p.m.
This is a developing story and will be updated.