According to a 6/17/10 report by the Associated Press, a twin-engine plane crashed at Sierra Blanca Regional Airport in south-central New Mexico at approximately 10 am local time. The plane involved was a Cessna 310, reportedly owned by Rod Aviation out of Texas.
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Both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the crash, which also caused a fire at the end of the runway. According to reports, the plane overshot the runway during landing.
Meanwhile, a single-engine airplane crash a near the Rochester airport killed three people. According to officials, the pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say his engine failed. The plane crashed into a wooded area approximately 100 yards from a home. The pilot was trying to make an emergency landing at the nearby airport.