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Two dead after plane crash in Superstition Mountains in Pinal County

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. Saturday morning
Posted at 9:37 AM, Jun 10, 2023

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ — Two people are dead after a plane crashed in the Superstition Mountains outside of Apache Junction in Pinal County.

The FAA says a single-engine Socata TB 30 Epsilon plane crashed into a mountain around 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

The plane took off from Falcon Field in Mesa, and two people were on board.

On Tuesday, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office identified the two victims as 45-year-old Simon Nurrish (pilot) and 53-year-old Stuart Gregory (passenger.)

The NTSB released the following statement Saturday afternoon:

"At 7:52 a.m. Mountain time on May 10, a Compagnie Daher TB 30 EPSILON airplane operating as part of a flight of three airplanes, impacted terrain under unknown circumstances. Two people were on board, and they suffered fatal injuries.

When the investigator arrives on site, they will document the accident site, airplane, collect any flight track or radar data that may be available.

A preliminary report, which will detail the facts and circumstances of the accident, is expected in 2-3 weeks. The final report, including the probable cause and any contributing factors, is expected in 12-24 months."