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Aircraft found in New Mexico, unclear if it's missing plane

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Posted at 8:44 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 22:44:16-04

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has been found in New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness, but it's unclear it is the same aircraft reported missing last week.

A spokeswoman for Federal Aviation Administration says a plane was found Monday about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Mora.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports there's no immediate word on the condition of that plane or its occupants.

Authorities have been searching since last Friday for a single-engine, four-seater plane that disappeared after a refueling stop at Santa Fe Regional Airport.

New Mexico State Police say the plane took off from the airport at 5:49 p.m. Thursday and air traffic controllers lost radar contact with the aircraft 12 minutes later.

Aboard that plane was a pilot and passenger, both from Colorado.