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Arizonan among 3 dead in NM helicopter crash

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM (AP) -

Authorities say three people, including an Arizonan, have been killed in a helicopter crash near Truth or Consequences.

New Mexico State Police spokesman Emmanuel Gutierrez said state troopers were dispatched to Highway 187 after receiving reports of the crash Saturday afternoon in Sierra County.

Authorities said 78-year-old Duane Zietlow, of Elephant Butte; 61-year-old William Brownfield, of Caballo; and 34-year-old pilot Ebenezer Priebe, of Tucson, AZ, died in the crash.

It was not immediately known what caused the helicopter to go down.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash. 

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