NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New audio has been released from inside the cockpit of the plane that crashed into a Santa Fe home Tuesday. Officials said the pilot, 72-year-old Randolph Sherman of Los Angeles, California, was flying the twin engine Cessna plane, heading to Santa Monica, California when it refueled at Santa Fe Regional Airport. Around 9:02 a.m. he left the airport and reported an engine failure around 9:05 a.m.
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Sherman can be heard reporting to air traffic control that one of his engines failed. Sherman was killed in the crash. Officials say the home was unoccupied at the time and investigators do not believe any passengers were on board the plane.