Small plane crashes into Colorado house, catching house on fire

Pilot survives crash, calls 911

NORTHGLENN, Colo. - A small plane crashed into a house in Northglenn, Colorado on Monday afternoon, catching the house on fire.

The crash was reported just before 4 p.m. at E,. Livingston Drive and Claire Lane.  That is near 104th Avenue and Huron Street.

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The pilot was able to drop out of the cockpit and call 911.  He was being treated at the scene.

The plane is almost upside down and most of it can be seen through the second-story roof of the home.

No one was home at the time of the crash, an official said.

Smoke is coming from the house as firefighters from North Metro Fire pour water on the structure and had the fire extinguished by 4:15 p.m.  The fire extended from the second story into the basement, a fire department spokeswoman said.

An eyewitness told Scripps T.V. station, 7NEWS, the plane was clearly in trouble as it passed over them near 112th Avenue and Huron St.

"It was carrying a large GEICO banner that was probably about 200 feet off the ground," said Shanna Rudd.  "The airplane had its nose up as it went down."

There is no airport close to the crash site.

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