Posted: Dec 5, 2012 4:04 PM by Ian Cross
Updated: Dec 5, 2012 4:05 PM
TUCSON - Yuma County Sheriff's officials have identified the pilot that was killed in a plane crash last week as a Tucson woman.
Denise Jeanette McCracken, 49, died from injuries sustained during the crash, which occurred on November 24 near the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range southeast of Yuma.
The single-engine plane was found by U.S. Border Patrol agents last week, about 15 miles south of Interstate 8 and 50 miles southeast of Yuma on the Air Force's Barry Goldwater bombing range.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says searchers had been looking for a Piper Cherokee that took off from Tucson on Nov. 23. The pilot's husband reported her missing and a search was launched.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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