One dead in experimental plane crash

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 19:53:26-04

One person is dead after an experimental plane crashed.

The single-engine plane crashed in an open field, just north of Buena Vista and about a quarter mile from Highway 24, according to Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze.

Tadeusz Morawa Denver7 he heard the plane's engines misfiring and then saw the crash around 12:15 p.m. on Monday.

"There was big black smoke and then another explosion," Morawa said.

Deputies are investigating the cause of the crash.

The victim's age and identity have not yet been released.


Sign up for Denver7 email alerts to stay informed about breaking news and daily headlines.

Or, keep up-to-date by following Denver7 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.