Skip to Content

Military aircraft crashes near New Mexico’s international airport in Albuquerque

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A military aircraft has crashed near the international airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Authorities say the pilot was conscious and breathing and was receiving medical care. Albuquerque International Sunport spokesperson Diana Lopez says the aircraft came down Tuesday on the south side of the airport. She says the nearby Kirtland Air Force Base was leading the investigation into the crash. The base didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Lopez says the pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft. A driver told of seeing an aircraft trailing low to the ground and kicking up dirt at the time. Authorities haven’t said what type of aircraft was involved.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content