Pilot killed in New Mexico plane crash ID'ed as Texas man

5 years 2 weeks 2 days ago Monday, April 01 2019 Apr 1, 2019 April 01, 2019 12:49 PM April 01, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have identified a Texas man as the pilot who died after his small plane crashed in northwestern New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police told the Albuquerque Journal Monday that 59-year-old Marvin Monroe Casey was found dead at the scene of Sunday's crash.

Federal Aviation Administration officials say the single-engine Cirrus SR22 was reported missing around 3:15 p.m. Air traffic radar showed it as being 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) south of Farmington.

Police located the wreckage around 4 p.m. between Farmington and Crownpoint.

Police spokesman Dusty Francisco says Casey was the only occupant on board.

Officials say Casey was heading back to his home in Big Springs.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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