A Piper Cherokee 180, a rental from CLASSIC AIR, registered to Vision Real Estate Mgt. of Colorado Springs crashed into Trees and power lines on Judge Orr Rd at the entrance to American Aviation at aprox. 5:30 pm Thursday. The pilot (Meadow Lake Estates resident, Terry Brookham ) suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The Injuries occured AFTER the accident while climbing down from the tree.

According to Falcon Fire Lt. Nathan Snyder, the pilot was doing night touch-and-go landings when the plane lost power. The pilot tried to glide back to the airport but crashed into power lines. Eyewitness Lynn French said the propeller was not turning and the airplane appeared to be attempting to glide to the runway when it contacted the power lines, and came to rest in a large Cottonwood tree. Power was off for 2 hours in the Meadow Lake Airport Hangars, and east side residential area. Power was restored to the Airport and surrounding residences at apox. 7: 35 PM.