Four killed in plane crash near Hatch airport
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.
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.
Updated: November 06, 2017 05:17 PM
Created: November 06, 2017 11:04 AM
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