Yavapai County, AZ (December 26, 2019) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has identified the pilot whose crashed plane was found in remote ranch land nearly two weeks ago.
Officers say that Mingwei Du, 23, was a student from China attending a Phoenix university. YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said that the identification update was delayed in order to locate Du’s family in his home country.
A rancher who reported discovering the remnants of the plane crash near AZ-69 and Flower Pot Road on December 13 said that the crash looked a couple of days old and that no other bodies were seen.
YCSO said that Du was piloting a fixed-wing single-engine aircraft. The National Transportation Safety Board took over the investigation shortly after the wreckage was discovered by authorities.
Our condolences go out to the family of Mingwei Du at this time.
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