PAYSON, Ariz. — Two people are suspected dead after a small plane crashed into a Payson home Saturday evening, police say.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed an unidentified single-engine airplane crashed into a home near the 1400 block of North Sunset Drive. Local newspaper the Payson Roundup reports that at least one person is dead.
The homeowner, Douglas Denham, who was uninjured, says he is lucky to be alive. He said he was sitting in a chair watching TV when the crash happened. Denham described it as a "tremendous bang" followed by the sound of the front windows shattering.
The FAA initially said the pilot was the only person on board, but an officer told 12 News that two Arizona driver's licenses were found in the wreckage.
Local authorities have not yet released any more details.
The FAA and NTSB as well as local police will investigate the crash.