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One dead in experimental plane crash

Posted: 3:40 PM, Jul 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-04 19:53:26-04

One person is dead after an experimental plane crashed.

The single-engine plane crashed in an open field, just north of Buena Vista and about a quarter mile from Highway 24, according to Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze.

Tadeusz Morawa Denver7 he heard the plane's engines misfiring and then saw the crash around 12:15 p.m. on Monday.

"There was big black smoke and then another explosion," Morawa said.

Deputies are investigating the cause of the crash.

The victim's age and identity have not yet been released.

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