ARIZONA NEWS

Wreckage of missing plane found near Flagstaff; 2 occupants killed

Apr 19, 2021, 12:57 PM | Updated: 2:00 pm
(Facebook Photo/Coconino County Sheriff's Office)...
(Facebook Photo/Coconino County Sheriff's Office)
(Facebook Photo/Coconino County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX — Authorities located the wreckage of a missing plane with two deceased occupants near Flagstaff early Monday.

The small aircraft was reported as overdue around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office press release.

A family member in California made the report after the occupants — Michael Gill, 37, and Joylani Roseann Kamalu, 38, of Vista, California — didn’t report for work as expected, according to the release.

They were reportedly heading to the Grand Canyon Airport from the Sedona Airport for a 9 a.m. appointment in the Tusayan area.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue helicopter out of Kingman found the wrecked plane in a wooded area near the H.A. Clark Memorial Field airport in Williams at around 1:40 a.m. Monday.

No other information about the crash was made available.

The National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Coconino County sheriff’s and medical examiner’s offices are investigating the incident.

Arizona News

(Courtesy photo/Arizona State Lottery)...
Torrence Dunham

2 Mega Millions tickets worth $10K sold in Arizona as jackpot climbs

Two lucky people in Arizona are $10,000 richer after purchasing winning Mega Millions tickets in Friday's drawing, but the grand prize is still up for grabs and growing.
18 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.
18 hours ago
(Arizona Humane Society Photo)...
Danny Shapiro

Husky who recovered from serious burns up for adoption in Scottsdale

A husky who has recovered from serious burns after being found as an underweight stray is ready to be taken home from a Scottsdale adoption center.
18 hours ago
(Facebook Photo, File/Phoenix Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Motorcyclist dies after 2-vehicle collision on Baseline Road in Phoenix

A motorcyclist who was rushed to the hospital after a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Phoenix has died, authorities said.
18 hours ago
Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates speaks during a May 17 press conference with other county off...
Danny Shapiro

Maricopa County audit deal with Senate a ‘business decision,’ supervisor says

The deal Maricopa County worked out with the Arizona Senate over router access related to the audit of the 2020 election was a "business decision," according to one supervisor.
18 hours ago
Daniel Robinson was last seen in a remote area of Buckeye, Arizona, on June 23, 2021. His SUV was f...
Kevin Stone

Crews searching desert area for Phoenix man find somebody else’s skull

A human skull uncovered during the search for Daniel Robinson in a remote West Valley area is not of the missing Phoenix man, authorities said.
18 hours ago
Wreckage of missing plane found near Flagstaff; 2 occupants killed