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Two men were killed in a plane crash Friday morning after taking off from the Prescott airport, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities on Sunday identified the victims as Spencer Kihlstrom, 19, and Jeremiah Linnertz, 19, both of Chino Valley.
According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, officials were notified Saturday morning of a single-engine Cessna that had been missing for at least 24 hours.
A search was initiated. Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office’s rescue helicopter located the plane, with the help of cellphone tracking and the plane’s emergency transmitter, near Perkinsville Ranch several miles east of Paulden.
Officials arrived at the crash site and confirmed both men had been killed. Search and rescue crews Saturday night were still working to recover the bodies due to the rugged terrain in the area, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
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