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Plane crashes near Falcon by the Meadow Lake Airport

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A two-person plane crashed into a fence outside the Meadow Lake Airport Tuesday morning.

Crews responded to the crash shortly after 9:00 a.m. 

The El Paso County Public Information Officer said the plane did not get enough elevation and crashed into a fence. It was later discovered that the pilot and passenger were practicing a touch-and-go maneuver when they crashed.

The pilot of the plane is described as a 70-year-old man, he was transported to the hospital. A 20-year-old man was also in the plane and was able to drive to the hospital.

Officials say about a dozen or so times a year a crash happens at the airport. 

KRDO has a crew on the scene and will continue to bring you updates.

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