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Pilot crashes into former home in Colorado

May 6, 2014

NORTHGLENN, Colorado (AP) — A pilot crashed into a home that he once owned near Denver.

Pilot Brian Veatch confirmed to KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/Rk1uVI ) that he owned the home, as indicated by property records, but said he didn’t realize that’s where he crashed until someone else pointed it out. He now lives about a mile away.

Veatch, a veteran firefighter, crashed into the unoccupied house Monday. He tried to put out the fire with a garden hose before he was forced away by burning fuel.

Police say it looked like Veatch was trying to land in a field near the house.

The plane was towing a banner for an insurance company and was supposed to fly over a Colorado Rockies baseball game when it crashed.

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Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com

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