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WATCH: Pilot & Veteran Fireman Speaks Out After Crashing Into Former Home

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NORTHGLENN, Colo. (AP) - The pilot who crashed into a home near Denver Monday used to own the property.
   
Pilot Brian Veatch confirmed to KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/Rk1uVI ) that he owned the home, as indicated by property records, but said he didn't realize that's where he crashed until someone else pointed it out. He now lives about a mile away.
   
Veatch, a veteran firefighter, crashed into the unoccupied house in Northglenn Monday. He tried to put out the fire with a garden hose before he was forced away by burning fuel.
   
Police say it looked like Veatch was trying to land in a field near the house.
   
The plane was towing a banner for an insurance company and was supposed to fly over a Colorado Rockies baseball game when it crashed.

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NORTHGLENN, Colo. (AP) - A small plane towing an advertising banner has crashed into an unoccupied house north of Denver, setting the plane and the house on fire.

The pilot walked away with minor injuries.

Northglenn police spokesman Ron Haralson says the crash happened Monday afternoon in a residential area of the city.

He says the pilot got out of the cockpit and got into an ambulance for treatment while the plane and house burned. The fire was quickly brought under control.

Haralson says he does not know if there was a problem with the banner or the plane, but the plane was coming in low and released the banner a couple blocks away, apparently trying to avoid houses.

Details about the banner were not available.

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