4 hurt in small plane crash in Las Vegas

Updated: 07/03/2014 1:23 PM | Created: 07/03/2014 1:03 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

A small plane crashed while landing in Las Vegas, New Mexico, on Wednesday evening, injuring a family of four.

According to Las Vegas police, the privately-owned airplane was headed from Iowa to Las Vegas and crashed just after 6:30 p.m. at the municipal airport. 

The plane's owner and pilot, 50-year-old James Fretham, was airlifted in critical condition to St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. The three other women aboard the plane, 49-year-old Elizabeth, 21-year-old Caitrin and 15-year-old Grace Fretham, were all treated and released on the same evening at a local hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration arrived on scene Thursday morning. The crash is under investigation at this time and contributing factors are yet to be determined.  

From left to right: Grace, Elizabeth, Caitrin and James Fretham.
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