Wreckage found of plane from crash that happened in 1951

Posted at 8:57 AM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 12:47:29-05

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office says they have recovered wreckage from a plane crash that happened over 60 years ago.

CCSO says a hunter reported seeing what appeared to be wreckage of an old aircraft north of San Simon.

The wreck was located by Search and Rescue on November 22, 2016, but the crash was reported in July of 1951.

Two people died in the plane crash, and two others died in a separate plane crash during search and rescue efforts back in 1951. Wreckage from the original crash was never found until now.