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Body located at site of "days old" plane crash Yavapai County, Sheriff's Office says

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 15:58:33-05

A body was discovered yesterday at the site of a "days-old" plane crash, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office (YCSO).

YCSO says they received a call from a rancher just before 9 a.m. yesterday. The rancher told the sheriff's office that he found "remnants of a plane crash on remote ranch land" just off Flower Pot Road, southeast of the I-17 and Highway 169.

The rancher told deputies he believed the crash was "a couple days old."

Deputies investigated and determined a plan crash had occurred. Additionally, they located one body at the crash site.

The human remains have not yet been identified. The Medical Examiner is working to determine the identity.

YCSO says the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken over the investigation.

The plane, according to YCSO, is a fixed-wing single engine type.