"Water landing" and "Rio Grande" are words you rarely hear together. (Of course, around here, "water" and "Rio Grande" are words you rarely hear together!)

A small, single-engine plane wound up in the Rio Saturday, west of Highway 28. No one is sure exactly when the plane went down as it's occupants had left by the time the crash was discovered. A passerby took them to Memorial Medical Center in Cruces and, later, they were moved to University Medical Center here in El Paso.

According to the Las Cruces Sun - News:

Tony Molinaro, public affairs duty officer for the Federal Aviation Administration, confirmed to the Sun-News that a Cessna 172 was sightseeing Saturday when it hit power lines and crashed into the river. An FAA investigation into the crash is underway. The identities and conditions of the plane’s occupants were not available late Saturday.

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