WATCH: Pilot says plane could have flown faster

The pilot of a plane that crashed into a mountain north of New Mexico says the aircraft may have flown a little faster than the speed of sound.NBC News’ David S. Warren reports from Reno, Nev.

and Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M.

The plane’s nose hit the mountain at around 3 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the pilot said.

The pilot said the pilot did not see the plane coming and it had a hard landing.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

The crash was the first in the country involving a Boeing 737 MAX, which is made by Northwest Airlines.

Boeing has since recalled more than 10 million 737 MAXs.