Two-time Olympian runner killed in Ariz. plane crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A two-time Olympic distance runner, his 15-year-old son and his son's friend were killed in a fiery plane crash in Sedona, Ariz., his wife said Friday.

Pat Porter was piloting the Beech B-60 when it crashed and burst into flames on takeoff Thursday morning, killing all aboard, including son Connor and his friend Connor Mantsch, said Trish Porter.

An FAA database showed the plane was registered to Pat Porter, but the family and authorities had declined to confirm the victims' identities before Trish Porter called a news conference. The 14-year-old Mantsch attended Albuquerque Academy with her son.

She said her husband and the boys had been to Sedona for three days before the plane went down.

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