A small plane landed on the golf course at the Broomfield, Colo., property. No one was injured in the landing and the plane sustained minor damage.
A small plane made an emergency landing on the golf course at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colo., on Wednesday, June 18, the Broomfield News reported.
No one was injured in the landing just before noon and the plane sustained minor damage, said North Metro Fire Rescue District spokeswoman Sara Farris. Two people were in the plane when it landed, the News reported.
It is not yet known what forced the plane to make the emergency landing, according to Broomfield police dispatch. It also is not clear if the plane was trying to take off or land at the nearby Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The FAA is investigating, the News reported.
As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, Broomfield police and North Metro were on scene, and officials were trying to determine the best way to get the plane off the golf course, Farris said.
Todd Schumacher, a Broomfield City Councilman, was working out at the Lakeshore Athletic Club when he looked out the window and saw the plane start to go down. The sight surprised everyone, he told the News.
“Our eyes got really big,” he said.
The wings of the plane wobbled, and the plane glided past an apartment building and a large tree, he said.
Marylyn Wiedmaier, another Lakeshore Athletic Club user, said she had already completed her workout and was on her way home when she heard about the emergency landing. She turned her car around so she could try and locate the plane., the News reported
“Now that I know everyone is OK, I think it’s a little funny,” she said. “You just wonder how the golfers are going to feel when they see the tire marks on their golf course.”
The golf course has seen planes land on their golf course before. In March 2013, a small plane crash-landed on the golf course because of mechanical problems. No one was hurt in that crash, the News reported.
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