1 Person killed in crash of plane traveling to Phoenix

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

Plane crash in Santa Fe County kills 1 person

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Authorities say one person is dead following a fiery single-engine plane crash south of Santa Fe.

Lt. Mike Post of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's office says that the crash occurred Wednesday night just north of Clines Corners near U.S. 285, about 50 miles south of Santa Fe.

He says one person was found dead in the wreckage, and investigators don't think anyone else was on board.

Post say the privately owned plane was heavily damaged by flames.

He says the person killed hasn't been identified but is believed to have been the pilot. An autopsy will be performed.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was flying to Phoenix from Amarillo, Texas.

Post says deputies secured the site pending the arrival of FAA investigators.

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