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UPDATED: Porter Confirms Husband, Son Killed in Ariz. Plane Crash

3:47 p.m. — Trish Porter has confirmed that her husband, Pat, and 15-year-old son, Connor, were among the three killed in an Arizona plane crash yesterday.

Her son’s friend and classmate at the Albuquerque Academy, 14-year-old Connor Mantsch, was also aboard the plane, Porter said at a news conference in Albuquerque this afternoon.

Pat Porter, 53, competed in the 10,000-meter run at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Former Olympians Trish and Pat Porter. The couple met at the 1988 games in Seoul, South Korea. (JOURNAL FILE)

11:16 a.m. — Trish Porter, wife of Pat Porter, an Albuquerque resident whose plane crashed near Sedona, Ariz., yesterday and killed all three passengers, will hold a news conference this afternoon.

The plane, a two-engine Beechcraft B-60, crashed yesterday morning after taking off from the Sedona Airport, killing all three passengers. The plane belonged to two-time Olympian Pat Porter, but officials still could not identify those who were on the plane this morning.

Authorities said yesterday that the passengers were a man and two children, but no names were released.

A spokeswoman for Trish Porter told the Journal this morning that she will hold a news conference on the crash at 3 p.m. today in Albuquerque.

Trish Porter is also an Olympian. She met Pat during a pre-Olympic training camp for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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