Los Alamos responds to fatal plane crash

Updated: 12/08/2013 8:32 PM | Created: 12/08/2013 10:45 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - A single-engine plane crashed Sunday morning in a canyon about a mile south of the Los Alamos Airport.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports  that at least one person aboard the plane died in the crash.
The aircraft was completely destroyed.
It's unknown whether there were other passengers on the plane or whether the plane was taking off or landing when it crashed.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford says investigators from the agency were headed to the crash site.

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From Los Alamos County:

Emergency response personnel are responding to a single engine plane crash that occurred this morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near NM502 and the entrance of Los Alamos, just south of the Los Alamos Airport.

The Canyon Rim Trail is closed due to the accident.

No information is available for release yet about the number of passengers, pilot of the plane, tail number or make of the plane.

A fire at the scene of the crash has been extinguished.

The FAA has been notified and is traveling to the scene.

Crews are preserving the scene for the FAA investigation which is now pending.

The public are asked to stay clear of the crash and Canyon Rim Trail parking lot located along NM502 to allow fire and police responders to complete their work.

KOB will have a report at 4:30pm and at 10pm.

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