Posted at: 05/23/2014 4:11 PM
Updated at: 05/23/2014 7:52 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com
Photo: Courtesy of Haley Evatt
Photo: Courtesy of Jaime Ramirez
New Mexico State Police confirmed that a small plane has crashed near Silver City, killing four people.
The accident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. as the plane attempted to land at Whiskey Creek Airport.
The type of plane, as well as the identities of the people on board, is unknown. No other injuries have been reported.
Highway 180 and Racetrack Road are both open at this time.
A small trailer park near Whiskey Creek Airport has been evacuated as a result of the crash. Residents will be allowed back into their homes once the bodies of the deceased have been removed from the scene.
High Desert Humane Society told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that they will take in animals for anyone who has been evacuated. They can be reached at 575-538-9261.
State Police will be assisting the Federal Aviation Administration with their investigation.
This is a breaking news story. Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com for updates.