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Peoria man and daughter killed in plane crash near Cordes Lakes in central Arizona

Cordes Lakes Plane Crash
Posted at 2:27 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 17:20:02-04

Two people have died in a plane crash north of the Valley, in the Cordes Lakes area.

The aircraft was located around 12:15 p.m. Monday near Bloody Basin Road.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office officials say DPS rangers located the plane in a remote area about five miles east of Cordes Lakes.

According to the FAA, a single-engine Lancair 235 was reported missing after departing from Deer Valley Airport Sunday for Page Municipal Airport.

Two people were aboard the plane and were found dead at the time of DPS's arrival.

Officials have identified the victims as 34-year-old Peoria resident William Engel Bell and his 8-year-old daughter, Amira Caballero.

The FAA and NTSB will conduct the investigation.