Officials: Victims identified following crash near Heber-Overhaard airstrip

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- Officials with the Navajo County Sheriff's Office said two people are dead, following a crash Friday near a private airstrip in Heber-Overgaard.

Officials said NCSO began receiving calls about the incident at around 4:50 p.m., and the private airstrip was used by area residents. Officials say a person came home, and found a plane has crashed into his home, and that was when he called authorities.

NCSO said the pilot and passenger died on the scene. The victims have been identified as Jay Lynch and Randal Lynch, both from Florida.

Meanwhile, FAA officials identified the plane as a single-engine Zodiac 601. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.