E-470 Plane Crash
On March 8th, 2022 at approximately 14:15 South Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a downed aircraft on E-470 just south of Centennial Airport. Firefighters arrived on scene and found a heavily damaged Cessna P21ON single engine plane in the median of the highway that was on fire. The pilot and a passenger were able to exit the plane. Both were taken by ambulance to Parker Adventist Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Crews were able to fully extinguish the fire in about twenty minutes. Hazardous Materials specialists from South Metro and the Colorado State Patrol worked to drain the remaining jet fuel before the plane could be towed away. The plane, which had taken off at Dodge City Regional Airport in Kansas, crashed within sight of Centennial Airport. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Both directions of E-470 were closed for several hours.
Units on Scene: District Chief 1, Battalion Chief 5, Special Ops 10, Med 1, EMS 10, Safety 10, Safety 18, Safety 35, Engine 15, Engine 36, Engine 44, Tower 34, Medic 31, Medic 32, Medic 34, Red 1, Red 2, Red 3, Hazmat 38, Decon 17, Tender 39, Tender 40, Foam 46, PIO 10 & PIO 13
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lone Tree Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado State Patrol HazMat, Colorado Department of Transportation, E-470 Authority & Centennial Airport Operations