August 11, 2022

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Airplane that crashed in Boulder County, killing 4, was once on native sightseeing flight, NTSB says

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The 4 other folks killed Sunday when a aircraft crashed in western Boulder County had been on a sightseeing flight operated via an organization based totally on the airport in Broomfield, consistent with federal air crash investigators.

The aircraft was once flying for Bluebird Aviation, consistent with Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the Nationwide Transportation Protection Board. 

Bluebird Aviation, whose website online and social media pages had been taken down, marketed hourlong journeys from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield into the mountains and round Boulder. 

“It was once on an area air excursion flight,” Knudson mentioned. 

Messages from The Colorado Solar to Bluebird Aviation haven’t been returned. The Solar first reported Monday that the aircraft that crashed was once related to Bluebird Aviation, which shaped in 2016. 

The Cessna 336, a twin-engine propeller aircraft, crashed in Lefthand Canyon at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, kind of 10 mins after it took off from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Government have no longer known the 4 other folks — a pilot and 3 passengers — killed within the crash, which ignited a small wildfire. 

Public flight radar information captured via flightaware.com display the aircraft traveled northwest over Boulder and towards Longs Height sooner than the crash.

The similar aircraft had made various journeys into the similar house previous this month, all the time turning south towards Crimson Rocks Amphitheatre and touchdown again at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. Each and every of the aircraft’s fresh flights lasted about 40 mins. 

The Cessna 336 was once manufactured in 1972. 

It will possibly take a yr or extra for the NTSB to unlock a last document on a aircraft crash.

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