A fiery plane crash in a residential Montrose neighborhood kills two people this Monday morning. Authorities say the single engine plane crashed into a parked semi killing the pilot and a passenger.
The Montrose County Coroner has not released their identities. According to a spokesperson with the National Transportation Safety Board, the plane may have been practicing touch and go maneuvers out of Montrose Regional Airport. The crash happened just before 10 a.m. Monday morning on S. 9th Street and Park Avenue. Witnesses say when the Beech Bonanza Plane hit the parked 18-wheeler they heard several explosions. Levi Hawk whose semi it was says he and his family tried to escape out their front door but the heat was too intense. He says it felt like sticking your face into a 450 degree oven. Montrose Officials have set–up a perimeter around the crash site and residents in the immediate area will not be allowed back into their homes until the NTSB conducts a full investigation. Today's fatal airplane crash is the first in Montrose since the November 2004 accident that killed the son of NBC Sports Executive Dick Ebersol and two others.