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Authorities: 2 killed in plane crash were from Albuquerque

October 17, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two Albuquerque residents were the pilot and passenger killed in the crash of a light plane west of the city.

The New Mexico State Police said Wednesday that 68-year-old Michael Vavrek was the pilot and 67-year-old Judy Vavrek was the passenger.

A State Police spokesman, Officer Ray Wilson, said they were believed to be a married couple.

Albuquerque Fire Rescue spokesman Tom Ruiz said Tuesday the plane was planning to land at the Double Eagle II Airport when the pilot called in to say the aircraft wasn’t going to make it to the runway.

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