Authorities said on Saturday that two persons were killed when a tiny plane crashed and burst into flames in the Arizona desert to the north of the border between the United States and Mexico.
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office released a statement stating that the pilot and passenger in the single-engine plane were discovered dead on Friday afternoon close to Dateland, a tiny village east of Yuma noted for cultivating Medjool date trees.
Prior to disclosing the identity of the pilot and passenger, the sheriff’s office stated that it is attempting to notify the individuals’ families.
The office stated that it is unknown what caused the crash. While patrolling nearby, a state trooper from Arizona initially observed a significant smoke plume and then spotted the aircraft.
Along with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, the sheriff’s office is conducting an investigation.
The aircraft was recognised as a Van’s RV-6, which typically comes as a kit and has two seats.