Colorado Homeowner Reacts After Plane Crashes Into His Backyard

All four passengers were taken to a hospital with serious or critical injuries, NTSB officials said.

ARVADA, Colo. — Saturday marks the second day of the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation after a plane crashed into a lawn in Arvada.

All four people on board the plane were rushed to hospital with serious or critical injuries after Friday’s incident. The NTSB confirmed that two people on the board were adults, and Arvada police said the other two members of the board were children.

Randy Hamrick, the owner of the home where the plane crashed, told 9NEWS how it all happened on his front lawn.

“I don’t even know how to explain what was going through my head, I guess, disbelief,” Hamrick said.

He was watching the news with his wife when the plane crashed. He thought a nearby train had derailed.

“The house shook violently, we had a very strong orange glow through the windows,” Hamrick said.

He said he didn’t know what to expect when he went out.

“When I first opened the door, it was completely engulfed, flames were 10 to 15 feet in the air,” Hamrick said.

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The pilot’s conversation with air traffic control provides clues as to what happened in the air.

“BJC Tower, hello. Bonanza 150 Whiskey Romeo, I’m 7 miles southeast. I have an oil light on and I’m losing pressure. Can I get on the ground please, sir? » said the pilot at air traffic control.

“Zero Whiskey Romeo, do you see anywhere you can land safely?” » declared air traffic control.

“I try to find a field or a park. “I have something coming up, I don’t know where I am,” the pilot said.

Hamrick said he wasn’t even dressed when the plane crashed, and by the time he quickly put on shorts and ran back out, people were helping passengers out.

“I yelled at them ‘they were saying stay back, we got everyone out,'” Hamrick said. “They dragged them in front of the pickup, in the street, away from the heat and the flames.”

“I wish them the best,” Hamrick said. “No body was lost and everything else is repairable.”

The fire left damage to the exterior of his home that he said was all minor.

“Just from the heat, there’s a little bit of melting here, you see where the window is all cracked from the heat,” Hamrick said.

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