LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The Latest on a plane crash in southern New Mexico (all times local):

10:15 a.m.

Authorities say men from Texas and New Mexico were killed when a single-engine plane crashed and burned in rugged terrain in southern New Mexico.

The New Mexico State Police say 67-year-old David Glenn Hancock of El Paso, Texas, and 77-year-old Morris Douglas Newton of Las Cruces, New Mexico, were killed when the plane crashed Thursday night about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) northeast of the Las Cruces airport.

No information was immediately available on circumstances leading up to the crash but Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a post-crash fire destroyed the aircraft.

Lunsford says FAA investigators are traveling to the site and that the National Transportation Safety Board will head an investigation into the crash.


9:20 a.m.

Authorities say two men were killed when a small plane crashed and burned in rugged terrain in southern New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police spokesman Carl Christiansen says the two victims were the only occupants of the one-engine plane when it crashed Thursday night several miles from the Las Cruces airport.

Christiansen says responders had to use an all-terrain vehicle to reach the crash site in a canyon.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a post-crash fire destroyed the aircraft.

Identities of the victim’s weren’t released and Christiansen says additional information on circumstances of the crash wasn’t immediately available.

Lunsford says FAA investigators are traveling to the site and that the National Transportation Safety Board will head the investigation.