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Newly discovered plane crash site in New Mexico could be missing Colorado plane

Investigators are working to identify the plane and two deceased individuals found in the wreckage.
Credit: KUSA

MORA COUNTY, N.M. — Authorities are investigating a plane crash site located Monday in the Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico that was found during a search for a missing Colorado aircraft.

The last known pinged location of the Colorado plane was one mile south of Tererro, New Mexico in the Pecos Wilderness.

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An airplane crash site in the Pecos Wilderness, near Hamilton Mesa in Mora County, was located after a three-day intensive search, police said.

The search spanned from the Santa Fe National Park and the Pecos Wilderness.

Two unidentified people were also located in the crash and were pronounced deceased by the Office of Medical Investigator. 

Authorities are currently working on confirming the identities of the deceased and the airplane. 

It has not been confirmed if this wreckage is the missing Colorado airplane, New Mexico State Police said.

The missing single-engine aircraft left the Santa Fe airport at 5:49 p.m. on Sept. 26, according to Dusty Franco with the New Mexico State Police. The plane lost contact with the airport at 6:01 p.m.  

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