Small plane crashes in Yavapai County; 2 people aboard dead

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Two bodies were found in the wreckage of a small plane in a remote area in Yavapai County, authorities said Monday

County Sheriff’s officials said an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter located a downed non-commercial aircraft about 5 ½ miles east southeast of Cordes Lakes shortly after noon.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the single-engine Lancair 235 had been reported missing after departing Saturday from Deer Valley Airport near Phoenix for Page Municipal Airport.

They said two people were believed to be aboard the plane.

Medical personnel had a hard time accessing the crash site because of its remote location, according to sheriff's officials.

They said the plane was found upside down on its wings and two people aboard were dead.

The names of the two people were being withheld until their relatives could be notified.

They say medical personnel had a hard time accessing the crash site because of its remote location.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.