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Plane headed to Mesa crashes in New Mexico

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A small plane crashed in Socorro, N.M., on Monday afternoon, killing the two men who were onboard, authorities said.

State police and officers with the Socorro Police Department say the plane crashed at about 1:15 p.m. near the south Socorro exit on Interstate 25. The plane then became engulfed in flames.

Authorities have yet to release the names of the men who were killed. They say their bodies were badly burned.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration say the plane was headed from Dallas, Texas, to Mesa, Ariz.

Investigators with FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were on their way to Socorro to survey the wreckage.

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