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Four killed in plane crash near Hatch airport

J.R. Oppenheim
November 06, 2017 05:17 PM

HATCH, N.M. -- New Mexico State Police say a small plane crashed about 300 meters northwest of the airport in Hatch, killing four people on board.

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NMSP officer Carl Christiansen said they found the wreckage of a fixed-wing, single-engine Cessna after receiving the call around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. All four people were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims are identified as 57-year-old Anthony Deramus, 33-year-old Christopher Howell, 41-year-old Kanequa Chancellor and 25-year-old Malcolm Watkins. They are all from Texas.

Authorities do not yet know what caused the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

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