- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed in a small plane crash near the Colorado Springs airport.

The Gazette reports (http://goo.gl/jNNaRA ) the private plane crashed after takeoff Monday morning near nearby Peterson Air Force Base, setting off a small grass fire. The victims’ names and ages have not been released.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot of the Cirrus SR22 reported a loss of engine power just before the airplane went down in a field.

The crash temporarily shut down one of the air force base’s gates. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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