RUIODOSO, NM (KTSM) - A father and son were killed Tuesday night after the twin-prop engine they were in crashed shortly after takeoff at the Sierra Blanca Airport just outside of Ruidoso, NM.
The crash happened around 10:15 p.m. when New Mexico State Police arrived to the crash site near the Ruidoso airport where the twin-prop King Air crashed just after takeoff. Pilot Justin King, 39, and his son, Hayden King, 13, both of Ruidoso were pronounced dead at the scene.
NMSP say the father and son were on their way to Texas at the time of the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation and will be handled by the FAA.