Plane crash near Yuma, one person dead

Plane crash near Yuma, one person dead


BARRY M GOLDWATER BOMBING RANGE, AZ- The Yuma County Sheriffs Office is reporting a deadly plane crash in the Barry M Goldwater Bombing Range west of the Mohawk Mountains.

One person is confirmed dead.

The plane crash happened approximately 10 to 15 miles south of Interstate 8.

Sheriff's investigators tell KSWT News 13 the aircraft is a civilian single engine passenger plane and not a military aircraft.

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the remote desert area found the wreckage and called it in to YCSO around 9 a.m. Wednesday.

At this time, it is not known when the crash happened and if there were any other passengers on board. Or, how the plane crashed.

Deputies are also securing the scene until investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) arrive from Phoenix. They are also investigating to determine if the plane is tied to a Tucson woman reported missing November 23.

The name of the person who died in the crash is being withheld until family members have been notified.


KSWT News 13 will continue to follow this story as more details become available.

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