Four individuals aboard a single-engine aircraft attempting to depart the Angel Fire Airport in New Mexico over the weekend were killed when the plane crashed shortly after take-off.
Although airport officials decline to note the cause of the crash more than 100 miles northeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico, they say that weather conditions may have been a factor since the airport was experiencing higher than usual winds at the time the pilot and his three passengers attempted their take-off. The identity of the two adults and two children on board the small aircraft was withheld pending notification of family members.
The aircraft’s final destination or flight plan was also unknown. Officials did say that the aircraft was owned by a business located in Scottsville, TX.
Both representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board as well as the Federal Aviation Administration were traveling to New Mexico to conduct a crash investigation.
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