TRUSTED NEWS LEADER FOR COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE & THE VERDE VALLEY
Fri, Feb. 21

Small plane wreckage found in forest

Coconino Sheriff's detectives are investigating the report of a downed aircraft in the Secret Canyon Wilderness Area, northwest of Sedona.

Secret Canyon is located between Sycamore Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon.

Sunday, about 9 p.m., a Coconino Sheriff's Sergeant received information that a man and woman who were hiking in the Secret Canyon Wilderness area discovered a downed and severely damaged private airplane. Judging from the description received from the reporting party, it is believed this is not a recent crash, possibly as old as one to two years.

The crash site is located in a very remote area that is not accessible by vehicles. Searchers arrived at the crash site at about noon Wednesday.

Agencies already involved in this search include the Coconino Sheriff's Office and its Search and Rescue Unit, the Yavapai Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue Unit, the Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue Division, the Arizona Division of Emergency Management, and the Civil Air Patrol.

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