July 17, 2024

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Video: Plane nearly crashes near Continental Divide

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DENVER (KDVR) — A plane in flight on the Fourth of July seemed to come inches from tragedy near the Continental Divide.

The pilot appeared to be trying to make it over a pass in Grand County, but the plane could not seem to keep enough altitude and almost seemed to stall. A group of hikers captured video as the pilot pulled off a last-minute maneuver to save the day.

A Cessna plane nose down in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
A group of hikers captured video as a Cessna pilot appeared to be trying to make it over a pass in Grand County but could not keep enough altitude to make it. (Submitted)

When the video begins, the plane is headed straight down toward a field of snow. The pilot of the small Cessna seems to pull up just in time as the belly of the plane almost scrapes the ground.

The man who posted the video online said the…

Talya Cunningham

2024-07-10 22:45:27

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