Plane Subject Of Alert Notice
Investigators with the FAA and NTSB are searching for
clues in the fatal crash of a Beech Musketeer Tuesday
night in northeastern New Mexico.
NM state police received word of an emergency locator
transmitter signal approximately 80 miles northwest of Albuquerque.
The call came in from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
"That doesn't pinpoint it very much," State Police Lt. Rick
Anglada told the Associated Press.
Search crews and Civil Air Patrol pilots responded to the call,
and within two hours were able to narrow the search area to near
Chacon. Ground crews were unable to locate anything overnight, but
a helicopter located the crash site Wednesday morning.
Anglada says crews believe the pilot -- identified as Layton
Frederic Lewis, of Farmers Branch, TX -- died on impact.
According to FlightAware.com, Lewis flew to Tucumcari, NM from
Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, TX Tuesday morning on an IFR
flight plan. Authorities believe he was heading to Colorado when
the plane went down.
BE23 Description: 23 Musketeer,
Date: 03/13/2007 Time: 0000
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: N Missing:
City: CIMARRON State: NM Country:
ACFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, WAS SUBJECT OF AN
ISSUED 3/14/07, THE ONE PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY INJURED,
LOCATED NEAR CIMARRON, NM
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: NOT REPORTED
Activity: Unknown Phase:
Unknown Operation: OTHER
Dep Date: Dep.
Flt Plan: VFR
Last Radio Cont:
FAA FSDO: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Entry date: 03/15/2007