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The Latest: Plane crash victims were Florida father and son

November 17, 2018

OVERGAARD, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Arizona (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

A sheriff’s official in eastern Arizona says two Florida men killed when their single-engine plane crashed next to a home were a father and son.

Navajo County Chief Deputy Randy Moffitt identified the men killed in the crash Friday in a subdivision in the unincorporated community of Overgaard as 82-year-old Jay A. Lynch of Port Orange and Randall J. Lynch of Daytona Beach.

Moffitt said the father owned a hangar at the subdivision’s airstrip and that the men were flying back to Florida from California but that circumstances of the crash aren’t known.

He said the crash was discovered when a subdivision resident returned home and saw damage to his residence before finding the plane wreckage next to it.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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2:25 p.m.

Authorities in eastern Arizona say two Florida residents were killed when their small plane crashed, damaging a home in a luxury subdivision with a private airstrip.

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday identified those killed Friday as 82-year-old Jay A. Lynch of Port Orange and a 52-year-old Daytona Beach resident with the same last name. A confirmed spelling of that person’s first name wasn’t immediately available.

The Sheriff’s Office said the crash occurred Friday in the unincorporated community of Overgaard and was discovered when a resident returned home and found damage to the residence and the plane wreckage nearby.

The Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to requests for additional information.

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