Kansas couple dies in New Mexico plane crash

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Undated photo of Richard and Anne Schenk (Facebook) Undated photo of Richard and Anne Schenk (Facebook)
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (KAKE) -

Two Kansas residents have been killed in a plane crash in northern New Mexico.

Fire officials say the small plane went down shortly before 9 a.m. local time Sunday near Zeb's Restaurant in Angel Fire. They arrived to find the plane on fire and extinguished it moments later. 

The two people on board died at the scene. They were identified as Richard Schenk and Anne Schenk of Great Bend. Richard, 65, was an experienced commercial rated pilot, officials told KOB.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the cause of the crash. 

Our condolences go out to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Schenk," the Angel Fire Fire Department said on Facebook.

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