Published on : Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tyler Francis, the president of Francis Aviation and the grandson of ex-El Paso mayor, was killed in a plane crash at Las Cruces International Airport on Monday.
The 29-year-old was the only person on board, according to reports. The airport has been closed since the crash.
“Witnesses said the airplane sounded odd and started sputtering. The engine seemed to kick on and then shut off,” Frietze told ABC-7.
“One of the witnesses did tell me though that (the plane) was at approximately at a 90 degree angle to the ground upon impact.”
Frietze said Francis had massive head injuries.
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