Update: Plane crash near Winslow kills two | Navajo Hopi observer

Originally published: April 27, 2021 9:57 am

Update: On April 23, 2021 at around 3:20 p.m., the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls about a plane crash in the area of ​​State Route 87, half a mile north of Interstate 40. Upon arrival of the Deputies, Fire and Rescue, Arizona DPS and Winslow Police Department were there to secure the scene.

There were two deceased men near the plane crash. The NTSB and FAA allowed the coroner to remove William Whittington, 71, from Scottsdale and Stephen Kirkby, 48, from Cave Creek from the crime scene.

NTSB and FAA will continue the investigation.

HOLBROOK, Arizona – At 3:20 p.m. on April 23, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office control received a report of a plane crash north of Interstate 40 near the State Route 87 exit near Winslow.

Navajo County Sheriff’s Deputies, Winslow Police Department, Arizona DPS, and Winslow Fire Department (WFD) responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the aircraft was on fire and was extinguished by WFD personnel. At the time, two known people were fatally injured. The occupants of the aircraft are currently not identified.

The investigation is being carried out by the NTSB / FAA. Navajo County Sheriff detectives

Office was there to support the initial investigation.

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