Two killed in plane crash near Winslow; cause under investigation

Authorities say they are investigating a plane crash that killed two people near Winslow, Arizona on Friday afternoon.

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office said that it learned about 3:20 p.m. about the fiery crash north of Interstate 40 near the State Route 87 junction. The Winslow Fire Department put out the flames.

First responders found the bodies of two people, who have been identified as 71-year-old William Whittington of Scottsdale and 48-year-old Stephen Kirkby of Cave Creek.

Details were sketchy and the type of aircraft was not specified.

The sheriff’s office said the cause of the crash will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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(Navajo County Sheriff's Office)

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