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Officials say US plane crash killed all 6 aboard

Officials say US plane crash killed all 6 aboard when craft struck mountains, exploded By The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) ' Authorities say all six people on board an airplane that slammed into the Arizona mountains and exploded were killed.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Thursday the dead include the pilot and his three children ages 5 to 9, as well as two other men.

The Thanksgiving holiday trip ended Wednesday evening when the plane hit a sheer cliff in the Superstition Mountains at 200 mph (321 kph). Witnesses reported seeing a mushroom-shaped explosion and hearing the plane rev its engines in an apparent attempt to climb higher.

The body of one child has been recovered.

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