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Reports of two plane crashes in Longmont
Times Call ^ | March 23, 2012

Posted on 03/23/2012 11:27:15 AM PDT by BulletBobCo

There have been two plane crashes in Longmont, according to police scanner traffic. One of those crashes has happened south of the intersection of County Line Road and Colo. Highway 119, near the Walmart Supercenter. Another has been reported at Vance Brand Airport. According to scanner traffic and Longmont dispatch, an airplane struck power lines near the city's service center just south of the airport. A reporter on the scene at the airport said wreckage is visible from Airport Road. The Times-Call has reporters and photographers at both scenes. Watch timescall.com for more information.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; planecrash

1 posted on 03/23/2012 11:27:18 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

75 degrees and clear as a bell, here in Denver.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 11:39:36 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Wheres Longmont ???

What atate ???


3 posted on 03/23/2012 11:40:33 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: BulletBobCo

any reports of the aircraft involved?


4 posted on 03/23/2012 11:42:05 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: BulletBobCo

Gorgeous weather here right now. Sunny and calm. I was just making plane reservations myself for later this afternoon. Sad to think we’d have accidents on a day like today.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: G Larry

I work near the airport in Longmont and I was just out to lunch. I did not see anything?


6 posted on 03/23/2012 11:42:48 AM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: BulletBobCo

You’d almost have to think mid-air, and probably small planes.


7 posted on 03/23/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Tennessee Nana

Longmont Colorado. About 60 miles north of Denver.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Tennessee Nana

Longmont, CO


9 posted on 03/23/2012 11:47:36 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: I cannot think of a name
You’d almost have to think mid-air, and probably small planes.

That's what local TV is reporting. They say news crews are enroute. Crystal clear out here today.

10 posted on 03/23/2012 11:48:49 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Ugh. Not good. I have an ex-girlfriend (the one that got away) who lives in Longmont with her husband and kids . Hope they are okay.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 11:54:11 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: JoSixChip
LONGMONT— Two airplanes crashed in Longmont this morning, apparently within minutes each other.

One of those planes crashed near the intersection of County Line Road and Great Western Driver, in southeast Longmont. The other crashed near the city's services building, just east of Airport Road near Rogers Road. It is not known if the two crashes are related, and there is no word on the condition of anyone on either plane.

Sheri Collard was driving north on Main Street, approaching Ken Pratt Boulevard when she saw a plane fly low overhead, heading west.

“It was extremely low for the section of town it was in. I knew it wasn't right,” The scene of a plane crash along airport road on the property of the city garage Friday at noon. she said. “I was Ken Pratt and Main Street. It was pretty low, maybe 100 feet. It was extremely low. ... I thought, that's not right. It was a slow speed and seemed unstable.”

That happened about 11:45 to 11:50 a.m., she said.

Collard said she was heading toward the Walmart on Colo. Highway 119 at County Line Road. There, she saw three fire engines responding with sirens, but did not know what had happened on that side of town. “When you see three engines, you know it's something big.” She did not know there had been a second plane crash.

Kim Johnson, another witness who had been riding his bike southeast of Longmont, emailed 9News today:

“Heard a plane practicing a stall. Looked up, saw two planes. Looked up, one plane, a Cessna Skyhawk, had a wing clipped off it.

It spiraled in to the ground. Another plane circled, seemed to be fine, couldn't see any damage to that plane. ...

“I heard the engine rev on one of the planes. I looked up and I noticed that the one plane was trying to avoid the other plane, but then I noticed that the one wing was gone.”

“I knew what had happened. I believe that somehow there was a collision between the two planes. It's unbelievable that two place could not see each other.”

The second plane, a single prop, came down just northeast of the airport, near the main entrance of Vance Brand Airport. The sole occupant and pilot is a woman who has been transported to Longmont United Hospital, where she is in stable condition.

Longmont Police Capt. Tim Lewis said the plane approaching the airport from the east when it clipped a power line at Airport Road and crashed and rolled several times before coming to a stop.

NTSB officials are on their way to the scene.

The power line is down east of the airport, but there is no word about power outages in the area.

12 posted on 03/23/2012 12:02:45 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: JoSixChip
...I work near the airport in Longmont and I was just out to lunch...

Hmmm...are you their air traffic controller?

13 posted on 03/23/2012 12:04:46 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Plane wreckage lies near Great Western Drive in southeast Longmont.

The scene of a plane crash along airport road on the property of the city garage Friday at noon.

14 posted on 03/23/2012 12:05:28 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Tennessee Nana

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15 posted on 03/23/2012 12:06:13 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (EVERYBODY is a RINO. Except me.)
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To: BulletBobCo

So it sounds like there was a mid-air, one plane spun immediately in, and the other tried to get back to the airport and clipped a wire...?


16 posted on 03/23/2012 12:10:55 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Amazing. Somebody that does not know of Longmont, Colorado.


17 posted on 03/23/2012 12:12:43 PM PDT by ngat
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To: BulletBobCo

Coincidence or common denominator?


18 posted on 03/23/2012 12:23:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ngat

Why should this surprise you? Longmont is not that big of a city. It is not noted for anything particular, nor is there anything really newsworthy there. I know where Longmont is only because I once lived in Estes Park. It is not like it is Denver or Salt Lake City.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 12:32:16 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

I can’t say I am familiar with Longmont. I have been to Estes Park, though. (Rocky Mountain National Park)


20 posted on 03/23/2012 12:39:52 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: rawhide

I forget that not everybody travels the states and gets to see and become familiar with the dynamic, high-tech, high-growth areas outside the old urban state capitals.


21 posted on 03/23/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by ngat
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To: BulletBobCo
2 words....

Medical Marijuana

22 posted on 03/23/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT by Vaquero (Molon Labe)
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To: BulletBobCo
Now THIS guy is a very good witness:

Kim Johnson, another witness who had been riding his bike southeast of Longmont, emailed 9News today:

“Heard a plane practicing a stall. Looked up, saw two planes. Looked up, one plane, a Cessna Skyhawk, had a wing clipped off it.

It spiraled in to the ground. Another plane circled, seemed to be fine, couldn't see any damage to that plane. ...

“I heard the engine rev on one of the planes. I looked up and I noticed that the one plane was trying to avoid the other plane, but then I noticed that the one wing was gone.”

“I knew what had happened. I believe that somehow there was a collision between the two planes. It's unbelievable that two place could not see each other.”

23 posted on 03/23/2012 1:19:11 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: Vaquero

WTF?


24 posted on 03/23/2012 2:28:36 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Never on my watch

You left this out....

“Johnson said he believes that one of the pilots chose to “throttle up,” likely to avoid the collision.
Johnson, who has flown in and out Vance Brand Airport for 16 years, said the area is frequently used to practice stalling. Because the Cessna is a “high wing” aircraft and the other plane is a “low wing” aircraft, each has blind spots and that might have led to the accident, he said.
“It’s a scene that plays out between high and low wing a lot. Sometimes you don’t see them at first.”


25 posted on 03/23/2012 2:33:30 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: BulletBobCo; Tennessee Nana

Longmont is 40 miles NW of Denver. You’re thinking of Fort Collins which is just over 60 miles north of Denver.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 2:37:22 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: BulletBobCo

I am not very familiar with the Denver / Longmont area, My visits were always in the Pueblo to San Isabel area. But I confess my first thoughts were to wonder if paparazzi were attempting to get aerial pics of Blago in prison and collided.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 2:38:22 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: BulletBobCo
At least 1 dead in Longmont plane crashes; witness: 'You just heard a thud'
28 posted on 03/23/2012 2:38:45 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Petruchio

They wouldn’t need planes when they have traffic helicopters in Denver.


29 posted on 03/23/2012 2:40:34 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I lived in Longmont for about a year and a half. Most folks might get a better idea if we say its closer to Boulder than Denver.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 2:47:29 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: nevergore
WTF?

just kidding

saw a running reality program on National Geographic Channel about what seems a runaway legal marijuana business in the state of Colorado.

31 posted on 03/23/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT by Vaquero (Molon Labe)
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To: Vaquero

NP...as a pilot who has owned a a plane for close to 15 years... I found your comment curious....

Most of these type of accidents occur at a small uncontrolled field thet pilots aren’t following established procedure....


32 posted on 03/23/2012 3:15:22 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Longmont is about 25 miles northeast of the People’s Republic of Boulder.


33 posted on 03/23/2012 5:57:55 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: JoSixChip

Hello fellow FReeper. I too work not far from the Longmont airport.

I’ve seen more aircraft accidents in good weather than bad weather. I think this is because fair weather pilots are trying to shake off the rust after being grounded for months.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 8:50:43 PM PDT by WWABD (War)
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