5 people killed, 1 injured in helicopter crash in New Mexico

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New Mexico State Police say five people have died and one person is severely injured due to a helicopter crash.

NMSP says they responded to a call from the pilot around 6:00 p.m about a downed helicopter near Raton.

Six people were reported aboard the helicopter, which crashed about 15 miles east of the Raton Municipal Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation.

The FFA is heading to investigate the cause of the crash.

This is a developing story, KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available.


Update on the helicopter crash in Raton: 6 people were on board. Officers report 5 fatalities and 1 severely injured. FAA will arrive today to investigate cause of the crash. #NMSP officers still working to gain information.— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) January 18, 2018

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