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Vance Brand Airport manager Tim Barth: "Pilot training kicked in"

Small plane makes emergency landing near Longmont Airport
Small plane makes emergency landing near Longmont Airport
Photo credit: Payton Peterson (not for reprint without permission)

According to unconfirmed reports from witnesses at the Vance Brand Airport in Longmont, the pilot of a small plane crashed into a field shortly after take off this morning. The plane, a 1998 Katana Diamond, appeared to lose power, which resulted in an emergency landing. The pilot appeared to be okay and did not sustain any life threatening injuries, but the plane sustained major damage.

Local videographer Payton Peterson was nearby at the Longmont Airport and supplied this photo to

According to Vance Brand Airport manager Tim Barth, "The pilot training kicked in and because of it everything worked out really well."

More information about the Diamond Aircraft's Katana DA20-A1 airplane from AVWeb

Related article: Plane crashes shortly after takeoff at Longmont's Vance Brand, pilot not injured (Daily Camera)

Related article: Pilot Crash Lands Plane In Longmont, No Injuries (CBS4 Denver)

(Article updated 6/1/14 - 7:42pm)


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(Writer's note: This is the final article for the Longmont Airport Examiner. You can find all Longmont Airport information at and on the official city website. Also on Facebook and Twitter. It's been a great ride with the airport all these years.)

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