The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed when the aircraft crashed Monday at Las Cruces International Airport. The dead man was identified as Tyler Francis, 29, president of Francis Aviation, according to New Mexico State Police. Francis was the sole occupant of the plane, which crashed about 150 feet from the terminal on the tarmac. The airport was closed after the crash. New Mexico State Police Lt. James Frietze said he spoke to Francis earlier Monday and that he was told the plane was a recent purchase. Frietze said Francis sustained massive head injuries.