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Pilot killed in crash of a small plane in New Mexico

Authorities say one person is dead after the crash of a small plane at the Santa Fe Regional Airport.

New Mexico State Police say the pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Light Sport aircraft.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the crash occurred about 3:40 p.m. Monday and the plane was destroyed by fire.

The aircraft had been operating in the traffic pattern at the time of the accident.

FAA investigators are on their way to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and will be in charge of the investigation.

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