Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Authorities say two people may have been killed in a deadly helicopter crash north of Phoenix.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Dwight D'Evelyn said that preliminary information shows that two people were on board at the time of the crash Saturday, but investigators are waiting on DNA and dental records before identifying them.

D'Evelyn said the crash site now is a half of a mile radius. He says the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Mayer Fire Department Battalion Fire Chief Michael McGhee says the UH1 model helicopter crashed nose first along Interstate 17 near Mile Post 268.

Mayer is about 70 miles north of Phoenix and is located near Black Canyon City and Cordes Lakes.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.