Plane Wreckage, Body Found In Rural Yavapai County

Dec 16, 2019

Authorities are investigating a plane crash discovered when a rancher found wreckage in a rural area of eastern Yavapai County.

Rescue efforts are happening in Yavapai County at the scene of a plane crash with one person onboard found dead on Friday.
Credit Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says a rancher on Friday reported finding the wreckage of a single-engine plane and a body at the crash site southeast of the junction of Interstate 17 and State Route 169.

The remains weren't immediately identified but the Sheriff's Office says the rancher described the crash wreckage as apparently a “couple of days old."

No additional information was immediately available late Friday about the plane, its point of departure or its planned destination.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.