Five die in New Mexico single-engine plane crash

Monday, June 30, 2008

A file photo of a typical 206

A small plane has crashed at a New Mexico airport killing five people. The Cessna U206F (tail number N2905Q) had just taken off when it crashed at the Santa Rosa Route 66 Airport.

The plane caught fire after the crash. It was a single-engined private aircraft headed for Chicago and Federal Aviation Administration records show it was registered in Gilbert.

The deceased have been taken to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque. Their names have not been released until they are formally identified.

Investigations are ongoing.