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Pilot Killed And Passenger Injured In Plane Crash Near Page

Coconino County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say a single-engine plane has crashed on the Paria Plateau west of Page, killing the pilot and injuring the lone passenger.

According to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call Wednesday evening from the Page Airport that a plane originating from San Martin, Calif., had crashed while on approach.

The pilot has been identified as Jim Petersen and the passenger as Uta Petersen. Their ages and hometowns weren’t released and authorities didn’t clarify how the two were related.

Uta Petersen was airlifted to a St. George, Utah hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries while Jim Petersen’s body was transported to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office in Flagstaff.  

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