PAGE, Ariz. - 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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