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Plane wreckage found in Coconino County; 2 Californians aboard dead

The plane took off from the Sedona airport Sunday, April 18, and its wreckage was found in a...
The plane took off from the Sedona airport Sunday, April 18, and its wreckage was found in a wooded area near the Williams Airport on Monday.(Google Maps)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 5:42 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 19, 2021 at 1:39 PM MST
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say the wreckage of a small plane has been found in northern Arizona and its two occupants are dead.

Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say deputies received a report Sunday night, April 18, of an overdue aircraft from Vista, California.

The plane took off from the Sedona airport and was supposed to land at the Grand Canyon’s airport for a 9 a.m. Sunday appointment in the Tusayan area.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter out of Kingman located the wreckage Monday in a wooded area near the Williams Airport and both occupants - a man and a woman from Vista - were confirmed to be dead.

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