Two men safely escape when small plane crashes south of Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 2nd, 2010 - 1:50 am ICT by BNO News  

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO (BNO NEWS) — Two men escaped without injuries after their single-engine plane crashed near an airport in northern New Mexico on Sunday, officials said.

The accident happened around 10 a.m. local time, about a mile south of Tetilla Park near Santa Fe Airport, according to Santa Fe Air Center Operations Manager Ken DeLapp.

DeLapp said two men aboard the Cessna 172 were able to safely escape the aircraft without injuries, before it caught fire. It reportedly crashed after the aircraft suffered a loss of power and was unable to return to the airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will investigate the cause of the accident.

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