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Nov 12, 2011 12:10 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Investigators seek cause of Alamosa plane crash

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a twin-engine plane crash in southern Colorado that killed its pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a Cessna 337 crashed and burned on a highway south of San Luis Valley Regional Airport Thursday afternoon soon after takeoff.

Authorities haven't identified the pilot but Alamosa County Sheriff Dave Stong said Friday that the plane was associated with a Canadian ministry, the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots.

A ministry blog said one of its members, the Rev. Steve Dreher, died in the crash. The executive director of the Edmonton-based group, Ron Ludke (LUD-kee), declined further comment.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are
investigating the cause of the crash.

 

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