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73-year-old pilot killed in Santa Fe plane crash

73-year-old pilot killed in Santa Fe plane crash

KOB Web Staff
November 27, 2018 05:29 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. - The pilot who died when his plane crashed in Santa Fe Monday night has been identified as 73-year-old Larry Nelson of Wheatridge, Colorado. 

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Federal investigators are still looking into what caused the plane to crash.

The Mooney M-20 aircraft went down near the Santa Fe Municipal Airport as it attempted to land just before 8 p.m.

Officials said the Nelson was the only occupant of the plane and was not in contact with air traffic controllers prior to the crash.

Gabriel Jaramillo, who lives near the crash site, said his fiancee called 911 after they witnessed the plane go down.

"I ran down there see if there's anything I can do, started yelling out to see if anybody was alright. I didn't get any answers," Jaramillo said. "There were still explosions going on while I was down there."

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration said Nelson did not file a flight plan with the control tower. 

 According to the FAA's website, the plane was registered to Nelson Flying Service Incorporate, which is based in Aurora, Colorado.

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