Written By Tyler Dumas

A small Cessna 210 was unable to make it to the airport and was forced to make a crash landing in the area of Constitution and Powers. 

Numerous roads were closed in the area of Tutt, Constitution, and Waynoka. The aircraft has been removed and roads in the area have been reopened.

Police said the crash happened at 12:49 p.m.

According to the fire department, three people were in the plane. One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, and the lack of injuries surprised the emergency personnel on scene.

“When I first saw the aircraft, you really had to wonder to what extent the injuries were,” said Lt. Howard Black, public information officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department. “So, very, very fortunate to be able to report that we have no serious injuries out here.”

Marcie Runnells and her kids were eating lunch when the plane came in flying low.

“I could see the wing, the rest of it was kind of blending in with the fire trucks, so it was hard to see exactly it what it all was. It was a little scary,” Runnells said.

The fire department said fuel was leaking from the plane but crews remained on scene for clean-up.

The Colorado Springs Airport said the crash will not impact any airport operations, and would not confirm to News 5 if the plane was headed there. The Federal Aviation Administration is now conducting the investigation, sending updates as necessary.