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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing In Field Near Municipal Airport In Longmont

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) - A pilot made an emergency landing in a field near the Vance-Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont Sunday morning. Both the pilot and a passenger suffered minor injuries, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office says.

Deputies say the plane took off from the airport, but had some type of undisclosed emergency. The pilot, a 69-year-old man, brought the plane back down into a field. Deputies describe the passenger as a 62-year-old woman.

Longmont Emergency Landing (Boulder Cnty SO)
(credit: Boulder County Sheriff)

Both were able to get off the plane on their own.

The two were taken to a hospital. Details about their injuries were not released.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the crash, although the sheriff's office says it does not appear suspicious at this time.

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