On April 3, 2022, just before 6:00 PM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received reports of a small plane crash near a runway at the Meadow Lake Airport located at 12850 East Highway 24 in unincorporated El Paso County. This airport is located just east of Falcon on the east side of Highway 24.
When deputies arrived they discovered a small plane with heavy damage resting in a field adjacent to a runway. They later learned the plane also collided with a hangar as it crashed.
The plane was occupied by two adults and one child. Members of the Falcon Fire Department also quickly responded and worked to extricate two of the passengers. All three were taken to a local hospital for treatment. One passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries; the status of the other two are unknown.
As a result, the Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the incident and will take over its investigation. Any additional questions regarding this crash should be referred to them.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the Falcon Fire Department who responded and provided efficient and potentially life-saving effort.
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