Two killed in single-engine plane crash in Angel Fire

New Mexico

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two people have died after a single-engine plane crashed Sunday morning after taking off from the Angel Fire Airport.

According to Lt. Mike Woolley with the Angel Fire Fire Department, the plane clipped the building of Zeb’s Restaurant, which was not open at the time, and went down in a field. Woolley said there were high winds at the time.

In a post to social media, the Angel Fire Fire Department identified the victims in the crash as Richard and Anne Schenk. The department notes that Richard was an experienced and commercial rated pilot.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the NTSB and FAA.

(image courtesy Chris Wallstrom)

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