All five people aboard a single-engine airplane were killed when it crashed on Sunday in a field adjacent to a runway at a northern Colorado airport, authorities said.

A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said the Piper PA-46 aircraft went down shortly before noon near the Erie Municipal Airport, about 25 miles northwest of Denver.

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Investigators with the NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration were at the crash site to try to determine its cause, the spokesman added.