Father, Teen Son Killed in Plane Crash En Route to Abilene

RUIDOSO, New Mexico (KTAB/KRBC) - A father and his 13-year-old son were killed when their plane crashed while en route to Abilene Tuesday night. 

Justin King, 39, and Hayden King, 13, both of Ruidoso, New Mexico, were pronounced deceased when their twin-propeller plane crashed shortly after take-off just outside of the Sierra Blanca Airport around 10:16 p.m., according to the New Mexico State Police Department. 

The Federal Aviation Administration confirms the Kings were traveling to Abilene, Texas, when the fatal crash occurred.

An investigation into the plane crash, headed by the FAA, is currently underway.

No additional information is available at this time. 

 

 

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