Colorado Springs

Small plane catches fire at Meadow Lakes Airport in Falcon

FALCON, Colo. - A small plane caught fire at Meadow Lakes Airport on Saturday afternoon. 

Crews responded and put the fire out. 

El Paso County Sheriff's officials say two people were on board but were able to safely escape.

Deputies say as the plane was attempting to take off, it veered off the runway and hit a culvert. It spun around and caught fire. 

Officials are still looking into the cause of the fire but they say it might be weather-related. The sheriff's office says it might have been caused by a severe gust of wind from an approaching storm. 


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