2 dead in a Experimental Pietenpol Air Camper plane crash in Camp Verde

An Experimental Pietenpol Air Camper small home-built plane crashes in north-central Arizona, SE of Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde, AZ

Two people are dead in the plane crash. The plane crashed under unknown circumstances in a rugged terrain.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say the wreckage was found in rugged terrain Saturday night southeast of Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde.

Crews were recovering the bodies of the pilot and passenger Sunday morning and National Transportation Safety Board officials were at the scene to begin investigating the cause of the crash.

The names of the two people killed haven’t been released yet.

Sheriff’s officials say they received a call about an overdue small plane from a family member of the aircraft’s owner around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The plane was tracked from a cellphone belonging to one of the people aboard the plane.

Camp Verde is 90 miles north of Phoenix.

 

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