4 hurt in small plane crash in Las Vegas

Posted at: 07/03/2014 1:03 PM
Updated at: 07/03/2014 1:23 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

From left to right: Grace, Elizabeth, Caitrin and James Fretham.
From left to right: Grace, Elizabeth, Caitrin and James Fretham.
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A small plane crashed while landing in Las Vegas, New Mexico, on Wednesday evening, injuring a family of four.

According to Las Vegas police, the privately-owned airplane was headed from Iowa to Las Vegas and crashed just after 6:30 p.m. at the municipal airport. 

The plane's owner and pilot, 50-year-old James Fretham, was airlifted in critical condition to St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. The three other women aboard the plane, 49-year-old Elizabeth, 21-year-old Caitrin and 15-year-old Grace Fretham, were all treated and released on the same evening at a local hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration arrived on scene Thursday morning. The crash is under investigation at this time and contributing factors are yet to be determined.