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Dateland plane crash, 2 deceased

The FAA is presently investigating the circumstances round a small plane crash close to Dateland that killed each passenger and pilot Friday afternoon.

DATELAND, Ariz. — A plane crash off I-8 close to Dateland has left the passenger and pilot of a two-seat plane useless, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office officers mentioned. The FAA is presently investigating what led as much as the crash.

The plane was recognized as a Van’s RV-6 two-seater plane. The identities of the deceased are being withheld till they are often totally confirmed.

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According to experiences from the sheriff’s office, a DPS Trooper noticed a big plume of smoke whereas on patrol on the freeway. 

When the trooper arrived, they discovered the plane grounded and totally engulfed in flames. YCSO deputies have been then contacted for additional investigation.

Deputies discovered the pilot and passenger of the plane useless on the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been contacted to deal with investigations. Authorities say they’re nonetheless on scene, and the reason for the crash stays unknown.

Anyone with details about the crash is requested to contact the Uma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427.

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