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Plane crash in El Paso County kills pilot

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Courtesy: Scott McNabb

El Paso County, Colo. (KRDO) - One person is dead after a plane crash in the 6000 block of McCandlish Rd. southeast of Falcon.

The plane went down just after 11:30 on Wednesday. Deputies say a person called stating that the aircraft appeared to be landing when it flipped over and came to rest upside down.

When deputies arrived, they found a pilot inside the aircraft who was dead. The pilot was the only person inside the plane when it went crashed.

Friday, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office identified the pilot as 46-year-old John O'Dell.

According to a preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Authority, the single-engine Cessna T210 crashed approximately one-mile south-southeast of the Meadow Lake Airport.

The plane caught fire after the crash and firefighter from the Falcon Fire Department extinguished the flames before deputies arrived.

Officials say they will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will be the main investigating authority.

The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will determine the probable cause of the accident.

Scott McNabb, who was near the scene of the crash, sent KRDO pictures of the wreckage minutes after the plane went down.

Courtesy: Scott McNabb

This is a developing story, and we will update it when we have more information.

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