ELLICOTT, Colo. — No one was injured when a skydiving plane was forced to make an emergency landing at an El Paso County airport Sunday afternoon.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the plane experienced an engine fire just after taking off from the Colorado Springs East Airport near Ellicott around 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The 13 passengers on board were clients of Into the Blue Skydiving. They had received prior training on the use of parachutes, and were able to safely parachute out of the plane before it landed.
The pilot made a successful landing on the airport’s runway.
Deputies said no one was injured in the incident.