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Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 9:24pm
Truth or Consequences — CORRECTION: *KDBC removed the previous picture associated with this story. Please note that Air Evac Lifeteam was not associated with this accident in any manner.
Three men are dead tonight after a helicopter crash in Southern New Mexico.
New Mexico State Police say the crash happened before noon Saturday about five miles south of Truth or Consequences on State Road 187.
61-year-old William Brownfield of Caballo, New Mexico; 78-year-old Duane Zietlow of Elephant Butte and 34-year-old Ebenezer Priebe of Tucson, who was the pilot, were killed. No word on the cause, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), will be looking into that. The scene is being secured until arrival of investigation crews.