LA surgeon killed in plane crash near Santa Fe

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SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed into a house and burst into flames near Santa Fe.

State Police identified the pilot as Randolph Sherman, a 72-year-old man from Los Angeles.

Around 9:03 a.m. Tuesday, Sherman took off from Santa Fe Regional Airport in a twin-engine Cessna on his way back to southern California. Within two minutes, Sherman notified air traffic control that one of his engines had failed.

Shortly after that, his small plane crashed into a nearby home. Luckily, nobody was home at the time of the crash.

First responders arrived at the scene minutes later. NMSP learned about the crash at around 9:20 a.m.

The Office of the Medical Investigator pronounced Sherman dead at the scene.

The NTSB is continuing to investigate the crash.