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2 dead in crash of home-built plane in Camp Verde area

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — Authorities say two people are dead after the crash of a small home-built plane in north-central Arizona.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say the wreckage was found in rugged terrain Saturday night southeast of Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde.

Crews were recovering the bodies of the pilot and passenger Sunday morning and National Transportation Safety Board officials were at the scene to begin investigating the cause of the crash.

They were later identified as 68-year-old Glenn Tenniswood from Camp Verde, who was the pilot, and 78-year-old Ron Walker from Camp Verde.

Sheriff’s officials say they received a call about an overdue small plane from a family member of the aircraft’s owner around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The plane was tracked from a cellphone belonging to one of the people aboard the plane.

Camp Verde is 90 miles north of Phoenix.

KTAR News 92.3

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