On April 23, 2021, at approximately 3:20 pm, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls for a plane crash in the area of State Route 87 half a mile north of Interstate 40. Upon the Deputies arrival, Fire and Rescue, AZ DPS and Winslow Police Department were there securing the scene. There were two deceased males located near the plane crash. NTSB and FAA permitted the medical examiner to remove William Whittington (71) of Scottsdale and Stephen Kirkby (48) of Cave Creek from the scene. NTSB and FAA will remain over the investigation.