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Two dead in Camp Verde plane crash, plane was missing for hours

Posted at 9:05 AM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 10:35:55-04

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.

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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.