Small plane crashes, catches fire east of Springs

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A small plane crashed on takeoff, then caught fire at a rural airport Saturday afternoon.

The plane was taking off from Meadow Lake Airport east of Highway 24 and Judge Orr Road just before 1 p.m. All occupants were able to get out safely. Firefighters then quickly extinguished the fire.

At this time, it's unclear what caused the plane to go down. The investigation is expected to be turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).