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Plane crash at national park said to be years old

Photo of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Photo of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

A plane crash thought to have happened earlier this month is said to be years old.

Authorities originally thought on December 8, a single-engine plane crashed, exploded and started a fire.

It happened at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, about 8700 feet above sea level.

The fire could be seen for miles and authorities are still working to figure out what caused the fire.

Now, the park says the tail section of a plane found in a wilderness area was from years ago.

They say crashes are not uncommon as the elevation, high winds and cloud cover cause problems for pilots.

Authorities are still working to figure out what caused the fire.

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