Grand Canyon Crash Bound For Henderson Took Two Lives

By on Aug 2, 2011 in Events, United States, World Comments

Plane Crash – Not the Actual Scene
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A plane crash has been reported on Saturday, July 30, 2011 near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon which took the lives of two men.

According to news reports, a single-engine Cirrus SR20 flying from Bryant Field Airport in Rock Hill, South Carolina bound to Henderson, Nevada disappeared from radar around 9 p.m. on Friday.

“Investigators said one of the men sent his wife a text message at 8:23 p.m. Saturday, saying they would arrive in Henderson in about 90 minutes. The plane disappeared from radar about 9 p.m.,” as quoted from the report of

Meanwhile, a Civil Air Patrol search plane spotted a damaged plane at around 1:30 p.m. local time near DeMotte Park in Kaibab National Forest on Saturday. Coconino County Sheriff spokesperson Gerry Blair confirmed it was the missing plane.

It was believed that only the pilot was aboard based on the information given by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, two bodies were found by the rescue team in the burned wreckage of the small aircraft. The name of the pilot and his companion remain unknown until their families can be notified.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA will conduct an investigation about the cause of the plane crash, according to international news.

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