LODD: 4 killed in NM medical flight crash
A paramedic, pilot, nurse and patient all died when the plane crashed and burst into flames on the way to Phoenix; the cause is under investigation
The Associated Press
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical flight were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces.
New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces airport and was headed to Phoenix at a low altitude before it crashed and burst into flames Wednesday evening.
State Police identified the crew members killed as 29-year-old pilot Freddy Martinez, 27-year-old flightparamedic Tauren Summers and 35-year-old flight nurse Monica Chavez, all from El Paso, Texas. The patient who was killed was identified as 59-year-old Fredrick Green of Las Cruces.
According to State Police, the plane belonged to Amigos Aviation and was contracted by Elite Medical Transport.
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