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KRQE Newsfeed: Jet crash, Changing charges, Storms to the east, Virtual tour, State Fair mega pass



Wednesday’s Top Stories

Wednesday’s Five Facts

[1] Military aircraft crashes south of Albuquerque International Sunport – A pilot is hospitalized after an F-35 crashed off an airfield on the south side of the Albuquerque Sunport. Officials say the F-35B took off from Forth Worth, Texas and was headed to Edwards Air Force Base in California. The jet stopped at Kirtland Air Force Base to refuel and crashed shortly after. The pilot was able to eject before crashing, but sustained serious injuries. The pilot was conscious and taken to University of New Mexico Hospital in stable condition. Traffic on University Blvd is blocked south of Rio Bravo and that’s expected to continue through Wednesday.

[2] Man accused of attacking multiple people in Albuquerque will stay behind bars – The man accused of attacking two elderly men and punching a woman who was out jogging will be held behind bars while awaiting trial for battery and tampering with evidence charges. According to a criminal complaint, Brian Eisenbeis is accused of yelling homophobic slurs during the attack on the two men. The state said they are pursuing hate crime charges. Eisenbeis was later arrested in St. Louis, where he is also facing charges.

[3] Morning winds to calm down, afternoon storms in eastern New Mexico – Winds will die down by around mid-morning, and the rest of the day will be calmer. Temperatures will stay five to ten degrees cooler than yesterday in eastern New Mexico. Isolated storms will develop in the northern mountains and east plains by around 3 PM, moving east toward Texas throughout the afternoon and evening.

[4] Visit Albuquerque launches new interactive virtual tour of city – Visit Albuquerque launched an interactive virtual tour of the city that allows people to explore aerial and street views of the city. The tour is includes high-resolution 360° images, videos, informational text boxes and interactive walk-throughs. Visitors can virtually explore Route 66, popular spots in Old Town, the Sandia Mountains, the tram and Balloon Fiesta. The SKYNAV tour can be found on Visit Albuquerque’s website

[5] New Mexico State Fair mega pass goes on sale – The New Mexico State Fair announced ‘mega passes’ are now on sale. The mega pass includes admission to the fair and a wristband that gives you access to unlimited rides. The pass costs $35 and will be good for one day. The mega pass will be available for purchase until 11:59 p.m. on September 6.



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