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Coroner identifies pilot killed in plane crash in Douglas County

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The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Colorado (all times local):
  
2:05 p.m.
  
Colorado authorities have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash southeast of Denver as a 67-year-old Glade Park man.
  
The Douglas County coroner's office identified the victim as Robert D. Marquis in a statement on Saturday.
  
Marquis was the only person killed in the crash that happened soon after his Cirrus SR-22 took off from Centennial Airport Friday night.
  
Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the crash. The Denver Post reports the pilot indicated he wanted to return to the airport shortly after taking off.
  
The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation.
  
Homeowner Amy Webb tells KUSA-TV that she heard a loud explosion before discovering the plane's engine had lodged in her home's wall and sent debris into her living room. Nobody inside the home was injured.
  
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11:35 a.m.
  
Federal transportation safety officials have started an investigation into a small airplane crash that killed the pilot and left the engine lodged in a home southeast of Denver.
  
National Transportation Safety Board officials said Saturday a preliminary report on Friday night's crash in Douglas County is expected to be released next week.
  
The Federal Aviation Administration reports the only person aboard was the pilot, who has not been identified.
  
It's not yet clear what caused the Cirrus SR-22 to crash. The Denver Post reports the pilot indicated he wanted to return to Centennial Airport shortly after taking off.
  
Homeowner Amy Webb tells KUSA-TV that she heard a loud explosion before discovering the plane's engine had torn through her wall and sent debris into her living room. Nobody inside the home was injured.

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