Sheriff’s Office: 1 dead in light plane crash near Flagstaff

Sheriff’s Office: 1 dead in light plane crash near Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say a pilot was killed when his twin-engine plane crashed in woods near Flagstaff.

Coconino County sheriff’s spokeswoman, Erika Wiltenmuth, says the victim of the Tuesday evening crash has been tentatively identified as 76-year-old Homer “Mac” McClure.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, Ian Gregor, says preliminary information indicates the plane crashed after taking off from the Flagstaff airport, and Wiltenmuth says the crash site is approximately five miles southwest of the airport.

The Sheriff’s Office says authorities found the crash site near State 89A after residents in subdivisions south of Flagstaff reported hearing a loud crash.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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