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Small airplane crashes in West Texas near state’s highest peak

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GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Texas — A single-engine airplane has crashed near the highest peak in Texas, causing an explosion and debris field a half-mile wide. Elizabeth Jackson, a spokeswoman for Guadalupe Mountains National Park, says the plane went down late Tuesday afternoon in a rugged area near Guadalupe Peak, with an elevation of about 8,700 feet. She says the ...

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