Breaking News: Plane Crashes South of Los Alamos Canyon

Los Alamos County Firefighters examine the remains of a small plane that crashed in lower Los Alamos Canyon this morning. The identification and number of victims is unknown at this time. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Fire units staged along Canyon Rim Trail this morning above the crash site across from Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Breaking News:

Los Alamos Daily Post
A plane crashed this morning in Los Alamos Canyon south of Los Alamos County Airport. Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider spoke with the Los Alamos Daily Post a few moments ago and explained the situation.
“A witness saw the plane coming in at about 8:10 a.m. and saw it veer off and crash into the canyon,” Grider said. “There are an unknown number of victims on the plane.”
Grider explained that Los Alamos County Fire Department crews are on the scene, which has been sealed off.
“The FAA has been notified and are on their way and will be investigating the crash,” Grider said, adding that the identity of anyone on the plane is unknown at this time.
The Federal Aviation Administration is the first responder in all plane crash cases and the overall governing body is the National Transportation Safety Board.

Check back with the Los Alamos Daily Post for more information on this developing story.


Crews lay fire hose into Los Alamos Canyon to extinguish fire at the scene of this morning’s plane crash. Photo by Greg Kendall/

The site of this morning’s plane crash among the trees in Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by Greg Kendall/

A firefighter cliffside in Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Firefighters climb out of Los Alamos Canyon this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Members of the Los Alamos Fire Department’s Technical Rescue crew above the plane crash site. Photo by Greg Kendall/