Angel Fire, NM (October 21, 2019) – Two people were sadly killed when a single-engine plane crashed shortly after take-off on Sunday morning, October 20th. The incident took place in the town of Angel Fire.
Authorities stated that two people, identified as Richard Schenk and Anne Schenk, took off from the Angel Fire Airport at an unspecified time. Moments later, the small plane clipped the building of Zeb’s Restaurant & Bar located on Mountain View Boulevard and crashed in a field. The restaurant was not open at the time of the incident.
Both occupants were killed in the crash. The NTSB, as well as the FAA, are currently in charge of the investigation into this accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of both Richard and Anne Schenk at this time.
Fatal Aviation Accidents in New Mexico
The National Transportation Safety Board has verified that although plane accidents are a generally uncommon occurrence, small plane crashes happen far more often than commercial accidents. Approximately 97% of all aviation-related deaths are the result of a small plane accident as opposed to a commercial crash, which is ultimately an average of five small plane accidents each day. After losing a loved one in an aviation accident in New Mexico, it is important to be aware of your rights as a bereaved family member.
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