PRESCOTT, Ariz. (October 6, 2013)—A Texas man and his wife were among the victims of a fiery plane crash this week near the northern Arizona town of Paulden.
A medical examiner tentatively identified the dead in Friday's crash as James Parrish, 57, and his wife Lisa, 54, of Terrell, and Mikeapa Hughes, 65, and his wife Joy, 63, who had homes in Paulden and Aurora, Colo., the Yavapai County Sheriff's Department said.
Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said relatives have been notified but positive identifications will probably take weeks using DNA and dental records.
The department says that the twin-engine Cessna 340, which was owned by James Parrish, was flying from Bullhead City, Ariz., when it went down west of Paulden.
No one survived.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause.