Two people are dead following a plane crash in the Camp Verde area on Saturday night.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call around 6:30 p.m. about an overdue plane.
A family member told YCSO they were trying to reach the pilot for several hours.
YCSO was able to obtain GPS coordinates from a cell phone belonging to one of the occupants of the plane.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter located the plane around 8:30 p.m in very rugged terrain southwest of Montezuma Castle.
DPS Ranger Troopers confirmed the pilot and his passenger were dead on the scene.
Officials have identified the pilot as 68-year-old Glenn Tenniswood from Camp Verde. The passenger has been identified as 78-year-old Ron Walker from Camp Verde.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was an Experimental Pietenpol Air Camper.