Two killed in plane crash in Yavapai County

Two killed in plane crash in Yavapai County
Two people were killed in a plane crash in Yavapai County. (Source: AZ Family)

CORDES LAKES, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Two people were killed in a weekend plane crash in Yavapai County, according to authorities.

It happened in the area of Bloody Basin and Interstate 17, 5.5 miles southeast of Cordes Lakes. Aerial video showed a single-engine plane in a desert area with severe damage to the cabin.

According to federal investigators, search teams found the wreckage of a single-engine Lancair 235 on Monday afternoon. The two inside the plane took off from Phoenix’s Deer Valley Airport on Saturday but never reached their destination in Page.

The Department of Public Safety had been searching for the plane since Sunday, when they were reported missing. Law enforcement and medical personnel had a hard time accessing the crash site because of its remote location. The victims' names haven’t been released. An investigation is underway.

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