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Plane heading to Phoenix crashes, 4 killed

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LAS CRUCES, NM (AP) -

New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical flight headed to Phoenix were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces.

New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces airport when it crashed and burst into flames Wednesday evening.

State Police identified the crew members as 29-year-old pilot Freddy Martinez, 27-year-old flight paramedic Tauren Summers and 35-year-old flight nurse Monica Chavez, all from El Paso, Texas. The patient was identified as 59-year-old Fredrick Green.

Green's brother, Leslie, says his brother had been staying with him in Las Cruces while he underwent radiation treatment for a brain tumor.

He says he was being flown back to the Phoenix area, where he lived and was originally treated, because his condition had deteriorated.

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