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Aircraft Crash & Fatality Near Flagstaff
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03 August 2016   Erika Wiltenmuth, Coconino County Sheriff's Office

Plane crash with at least one fatality near Flagstaff.

At least one fatality has been confirmed in an aircraft crash just south of Forest Highlands (neighborhood south of Flagstaff, AZ). The identity of the aircraft or victim are not yet available.

Around 9:24 pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 the Flagstaff / Coconino 911 Center received reports from several citizens in the Forest Highlands and Kachina Village areas of a loud crash, possibly a downed aircraft. Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Arizona Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to an area just south of Forest Highlands on SR89A and noticed the odor of fuel. They located the crash site near the highway. Highlands Fire Department and DPS Air Rescue also assisted in this response.