CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A Texas pilot was killed when his plane crashed near Carlsbad on Friday morning. New Mexico State Police have confirmed that the department, along with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an airplane that struck an unknown tower and crashed on Friday morning. NMSP states that the plane crashed around 11:46 a.m. near Burton Flat Road which is south of Carlsbad.
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Authorities say 27-year-old Michael Kozlovsky from Burnet, Texas died in the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified. Officials have not released any other details.