1 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash near Page

Authorities say one person was killed when a small plane crashed Wednesday near the Arizona-Utah border.

Coconino County sheriff’s spokesman Jon Paxton said the plane crashed between 5-6 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the Pariah Plateau area near Page. The initial emergency call indicated that a plane from San Martin, California, had gone down while on the way to Page Airport.

Two people were on board at the time of the crash –  the pilot who died, and one other person who was flown to a Utah hospital for treatment.

The pilot was identified as Jim Petersen, and the passenger was identified as Uta Petersen.

The National Transportation Safety Board identified the plane as a Piper PA28R-200. The NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash.

Page is 242 miles (389 kilometers) north of Phoenix and just south of the Arizona-Utah border.

Plane crash site at Paria Plateau (Coconino County Sheriff's Office) (Plane crash site at Paria Plateau)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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