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Planes collide in mid-air over Niwot Road - 3 dead


September 21, 2022

Bruce Warren

Wreckage of a Sonex Xenos airplane is barely visible from Niwot Road due to thick vegetation along an irrigation ditch.

A loud crash interrupted a quiet Saturday morning in Niwot when two airplanes collided in mid-air and fell to the ground, resulting in the deaths of the two pilots and one passenger. The victims were identified as 22-year-old Daniel Wilmoth, Samuel Fisher, 23, and 69-year-old Henry Butler. Two were found dead in one of the airplanes and one was found dead in the other.

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