Hours separate deadly Arizona plane crashes

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) -- Only a few hours separated two fiery, small plane crashes in northern Arizona that left six people dead over the weekend.

Authorities were working Monday to recover the remains of four people from a rugged wilderness area near Sedona.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it is unsure of the flight plan for the single-engine Cessna that sparked a small fire when it crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were on scene Monday working to extinguish the fire.

Authorities say the second plane crashed just south of Interstate 15 near the Arizona-Utah border around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, killing two teens identified as Daulton Whatcott, 19, the pilot and his younger brother, Jaxon Whatcott, 16, of Clinton, Utah.

The FAA says the single-engine Cessna left Beaver, Utah, en route to Mesquite, Nevada.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating both crashes. The identities of all the dead haven't been released.


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