DENVER
07/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Home-Built Berkut Plane Falls Apart In Midair, Pilot Safe

A pilot safely landed an aircraft built from a kit Sunday near Loveland, even as the plane came apart around him in midair.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the turbo-shaft engine of the 4-year-old jet-powered Berkut exploded over Windsor, and the wings separated from the body.

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