SANTA FE COUNTY, NM — A small twin-engine Cessna plane crashed into a home Tuesday morning in southwest Santa Fe, killing the pilot, according to KOB4.
The wreck occurred at at a residence off the intersection of West Frontage Road and La Luna, along Interstate 25.
Details are limited, but investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the Cessna 310 aircraft had taken off from Santa Fe Regional Airport and was heading to Santa Monica, California. Early in the flight, the plane encountered engine trouble, and about 30 seconds to a minutes later, it descended on the home.
The pilot and sole occupant of the plane was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, the victim’s identity has not been disclosed.
Authorities said the residence was unoccupied at the time of the wreck, and no other fatalities or injuries were reported.
Local police and firefighters arrived at the crash site within 10 minutes. Fire crews were able to quickly contain the flames, but remained on the scene for hours to extinguish lingering hot spots.
An investigation by the NTSB was underway.
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