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Two killed after plane crash, fire near Show Low Regional Airport

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Posted at 8:56 PM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-23 14:53:47-05

SHOW LOW, AZ — A deadly plane crash was reported near the Show Low Regional Airport Wednesday evening.

According to the Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District, around 4:40 p.m. a small single-engine piston aircraft crashed in a remote area near Long Lake. Responding crews found the plane heavily damaged and burned.

The Federal Aviation Administration says two people were on board and died at the scene.

Officials have identified the victims as the pilot, 40-year-old David Gillette of Utah, and the passenger, 11-year-old Lorelai Johansen of Tucson.

The NTSB has been notified and will investigate.

No other details on what led up to the crash have been released.