- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Three boy scouts and their pilot are alive after a small plane crash in New Mexico.

KRQE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1QGX9V0 ) that the four-seat 1952 Beechcraft crashed in Belen on Saturday morning, about 2 miles from its final destination.

Scouts Levi Jensen, Talon Bennett and Jacob Brooks were flying with a pilot they knew from church as part of the work required for them to earn an aviation badge.

The plane left the Belen airport around 10:30 a.m., flew to Albuquerque and was on its way back when the scouts realized something was wrong.

They told KRQE-TV that the pilot was calm and focused as he tried to land, but the plane clipped a bush near a dirt road and started to spin.

Belen is about 35 miles south of Albuquerque.

Valencia County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating.


Information from: KRQE-TV, https://www.krqe.com

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