HATCH, NEW MEXICO (November 5, 2017) – 57 year old Anthony Deramus was tragically killed in a small plane crash on Saturday afternoon, according to a local news source. (map)
The small plane, described as a single engine Cessna 172, was carrying four people on board when it took off from El Paso, Texas on Saturday. The four occupants were intending to head over to Hatch, New Mexico for dinner to celebrate one of the occupant’s 41st birthday. They vanished from radar near the Hatch Airport on Saturday evening, and the plane’s wreckage was found a short time later.
The four occupants of the plane were all tragically pronounced dead as a result of the accident. Among them was 57 year old Anthony Deramus, a deacon for the Destiny Family Christian Center. Also killed was Kanequa Chancellor, 41, Christopher Howell, 33, and Malcolm Watkins, 25. All of the victims were members of the Destiny Family Christian Center.
It is unknown at this time why the plane crashed, but the FAA is on site to investigate. Initial reports indicate the plane was licensed to a company called Caribbean Paradise, LLC, based out of Port Saint Lucie, Florida. It is unknown who was flying the plane at the time of the accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Anthony Deramus affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”