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June 15, 2009

Searchers find body of missing N.M. police pilot

By Raam Wong and Phil Parker
Albuquerque Journal

As pilot Andrew Tingwall lifted his State Police helicopter off a snowy mountaintop Tuesday night, he could see the twinkling, orange lights of Santa Fe.

But within seconds fast-moving clouds had rolled in, completely blocking the cockpit view. Moments later, the twin-engine aircraft had crashed, tumbling and breaking apart as it rolled down a steep ravine. "The clouds got him," State Police Chief Faron Segotta said Thursday.

Full story: Searchers find body of missing N.M. police pilot

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