Plane crash scorches trailers in Steamboat Springs mobile home park, but no residents injured: On-scene report

West Acres Mobile Home Park surveying damage Tuesday morning after two mobiles homes engulfed in planes
Posted: 11:02 AM, Jun 18, 2024
Updated: 2024-06-18 14:51:32-04
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — None of the residents in the West Acres Mobile Home Park were injured from a small plane crash in the neighborhood Monday, Steamboat Springs police told Denver7 Tuesday morning.

But the two people on the small plane — a man and a woman — died in the crash, according to Routt County Coroner Mitch Locke.

One neighbor told Denver7's Allie Jennerjahn she was inside her own mobile home when the plane crashed next door to her Monday afternoon, shaking her trailer.

She was out surveying the damage Tuesday morning with other neighbors.

Watch a report from the scene of the crash in the video player below:

Steamboat Springs mobile home park still smoldering Tuesday after plane crashes, burning homes

Steamboat Springs police showed Jennerjahn Tuesday, the remnants of the plane were still under a tent in one of the mobile home's yard. Debris and ash littered the ground Tuesday morning and a street sign was burnt. The smell of smoke lingered in the air, Jennerjahn said.

"To see something like this impact a community where it’s hard to live anyway is just super sad. But there’s a lot of camaraderie here and like the whole community came out last night [...] to help people out and translate and just help everyone," Nicole Nanio, a neighbor to the mobile home park, said.

The Routt County Office of Emergency Management is also working with impacted residents.

Multiple homes were completely destroyed in the fiery plane crash. See incredible images in the video player below:

Two people killed after small plane crashes near Steamboat Springs Airport

Nanio said Tuesday morning that the people who lived in the two homes next to where the plane crashed, and subsequently erupted into flames, were at work when it happened. The fire spread to the two trailers.

"I’m surprised it’s only these two homes. I mean this is a community with some people that it’s not easy to live in this town," Nanio said. "What are they going to do?"

The official cause of the crash is under investigation. But the plane was reportedly experiencing an engine problem, according to the Routt County Emergency Communications.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will give a preliminary report on what happened, but the NTSB said a final report could take up to two years as they look into the pilot, the plane and the operating environment.

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The twin-engine Cessna 421 airplane was believed to be en route from Longmont to Ogden, Utah, when it crashed into the mobile home park, short of the airport, around 4:32 p.m. Monday.

Monday's crash was the latest in a series of at least three small plane crashes in Colorado. See a map here:

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