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1 dead after small plane crashes near Carter Lake

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Video: Plane crash

Video: Plane crash

Video: Small plane crash

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A plume of smoke could be seen on Monday from Loveland as firefighters battled a small wildfire around the plane crash site. Loveland Fire and Rescue says the fire was about 2 acres in size and authorities say it is under control and in the mop-up stages.

The aircraft went down in a rugged, mountainous area around 2:45 p.m. just west of Berthoud.

The FAA says the plane that crashed is a Cessna 210 with tail number N200EP. The agency says it is registered to a man who lives in Lyons.

9NEWS has learned the plane is registered to Chuck R. Cullum Jr. 9NEWS spoke with his family on Monday and they say they have not heard from him. However, it is unclear whether he was on board the plane when it crashed.

Larimer County authorities have not released the identity of the victim of the crash. They say only one person was killed.

The FAA says the plane was built in 1962 and was a fixed wing single-engine plane.

The NTSB and the FAA are responding to the crash and the NTSB will be on scene on Tuesday.

The FAA says the plane crashed due to unknown circumstances and it is trying to determine if the pilot filed a flight plan.

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