New Mexico news station reporter killed in helicopter crash

New Mexico state police have confirmed that an Albuquerque TV station’s news helicopter crashed, killing the pilot.

KRQE-TV reports Sunday that police confirm pilot and reporter Bob Martin died in the accident.

The station says the helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon near Carrizozo, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) east of Albuquerque.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident.

The station says Martin worked at KRQE for more than 20 years.

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