Pilot dies after small plane clips part of Cottonwood home

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) - UPDATE: Cottonwood Police say Clarkdale resident, Joseph William Kreiner, 70, has died from Monday's plane crash.

Authorities say a 70-year-old man has been seriously injured after the small plane he was piloting crashed into part of a home in north-central Arizona.

Cottonwood police say fire and rescue crews arrived at the scene on the 900 block of Tierra Verde Circle at about 9:45 a.m. Monday and found the single-engine Bonanza Beechcraft in flames.

They say the pilot was extricated from the plane and air-lifted to Maricopa Burn Center in Phoenix.

The man's name wasn't immediately released, but police say he's a resident of the Cottonwood area.

Police say the pilot told them that the plane's engine stopped, leading to the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

Police say the home sustained minimal structural damage and no other injuries were reported.