Four Dead in AZ Plane Crash that Sparked Fire

From ABC7.com:

Sedona (AZ) – Four people were killed after their plane crashed near Sedona, and officials say it might have caused a fire.

The Federal Aviation Administration says hikers in the Bear Mountain area reported the crash and possible fire around 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says fire crews found the single-engine plane about 6 p.m. in Fay Canyon. Officials say access to the crash site is difficult because of the terrain and fire.

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MORNING UPDATE:

Authorities report that a second small plane crashed in northern Arizona’s Mohave County near the Utah border, killing two people.

Sgt. John T. Bottoms of the Arizona Department of Public Safety told Salt Lake City’s KSL-TV that the crash occurred about 6:30 PDT.

The FAA says that the plane went down “under unknown circumstances” and was on fire.

Bottoms said that crews hiked to reach the plane, which was on a ledge, and used water backpacks to extinguish the blaze.

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