- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead in a plane crash in northern Arizona’s Mohave County near the Utah border.

Sgt. John T. Bottoms of the Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash occurred about 7:30 MDT in a remote border area known as the Virgin River Gorge.

The Federal Aviation Administration says that the plane went down “under unknown circumstances” and was on fire.

Bottoms tells Salt City’s KSL-TV (http://bit.ly/WomKwd) that crews hiked to reach the plane, which was on a ledge, and used water backpacks to extinguish the blaze.

He says that two people are confirmed dead, but the station said he didn’t know their ages, gender, or where they were from.

It was the second plane to go down in Arizona Sunday. Authorities say four people died earlier in a crash near Sedona.



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