At least one person is confirmed dead in the crash of a private plane Sunday morning near Los Alamos Airport.
The crash occurred about 8:10 a.m. and deputy chief Justin Grider confirmed the crash occurred on lab property.
The Los Alamos Fire Department set up a command post south of the airport near the old fire station on East Road.
A reporter at the scene said the crash site, which was located in the canyon, is totally black and there was no evidence of a plane. Fire officials did not know if there were other passengers on the plane. They also were uncertain if the plane was owned by a local resident or an out of towner. Officials also did not know if the plane was taking off or landing.
Airport manager Peter Soderquist said at the time he does not know anything about the crash.
Officials at the scene were waiting on the National Transportation Safety Board to arrive and conduct its investigation. Grider said the NTSB has taken command of the incident and a public information officer has not been named. OMI has conducted its investigation at the scene, according to county officials.
The county released the following statement about the crash.