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Boulder Plane Crash-Lands On Prius, Pilot Flees

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UPDATE(4/30): Joe Curtis, the man who crash-landed a plane into a Toyota Prius near Boulder this week says he fled the scene of the accident to attend to his dogs, which were locked in his car at the airport.

Boulder County DA Stan Garnett is considering whether to file charges against Curtis.

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UPDATE: The pilot who ran from the scene has contacted the FAA and is expected to meet investigators at the accident site within the hour.

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In a bizarre incident Wednesday, a small plane headed for the Boulder Municipal Airport had difficulty navigating strong winds. The plane crash-landed in a nearby field, but not before hitting a Prius on Independence Road.

No one was hurt in the incident, but passengers in the Prius were surprised when the pilot hopped out of the plane, grabbed a large bag, and ran off.

Authorities believe they know the pilot's identity, and will pursue him with bloodhounds. Witnesses describe the pilot as a man in his early 60s.