Four people died in a small plane crash today in New Mexico.
According to ABC, a single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in the community of Angel Fire in northern New Mexico. All four people onboard the plane, two adults and two children, were killed in the crash.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said that the cause of the crash was unknown. Lunsford did say, however, that there were strong winds in the area around the time of the crash.
“At this point, it’s really too early to speculate on what might have happened … Whether (the wind) played a role in the accident … investigators will determine.”
Carl Shilcutt, an airport official, confirmed that there were strong winds during the time of the crash. Shilcutt said that the wind was blowing at around 55 mph.
John Nelly, a resident of Taos, said he saw the plane crash.
“It appeared the plane was trying to build altitude leaving the runway and caught the wind wrong and took a nosedive for the ground.”
Not much is known about the 4 people who died in the small plane crash. The Epoch Times reports that the family may have been from San Antonio, Texas. The plane, a single engine Mooney Plane, was registered to Verhalen Flyers Inc. in Scottsville Texas. The final destination of the plane is not known.