Small plane crashes in Boulder County, killing 1

ERIE — Boulder County authorities say a homebuilt plane has crashed northwest of Erie, killing the only person on board.

The Longmont Times-Call reported Wednesday that the Smyth Sidewinder, a homebuilt kit aircraft, crashed about 12:45 p.m. in county open space.

Sheriff’s officials said the 66-year-old pilot was killed. The pilot’s identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the accident.


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