Single-engine plane has small fire, but pilot safely escapes at Centennial Airport, official says

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A single-engine airplane had a small fire while taxiing for takeoff, but the pilot escaped without injury on Monday morning, Centennial Airport spokeswoman Deborah Smith said.

South Metro Fire Rescue responded to the fire at Centennial Airport about 10:50 a.m.

The pilot was the only person aboard the Piper PA-46 Malibu turboprop, Smith said.

The cause of the fire on the plane is not known at this time, she added.

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