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Small plane nosedives into high school; four bodies found

EAGAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Federal investigators are combing through smoldering wreckage, looking for clues to what may have caused a small plane to nosedive into an Arizona high school and explode.

Apache County sheriff's Sgt. Richard Guinn says firefighters were able to extinguish the last of the hot spots Saturday and recover the remains of four people aboard the single-engine Piper.

Authorities have yet to identify the four or determine their gender or age. There are no reports of injuries on the ground in the small town of Eagar.

Guinn says investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are documenting what is left of the plane.

Investigators also are examining flight paths and weather conditions at the time of the crash.

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities searching through the wreckage of a small plane that nose dived into an Arizona high school and exploded say they have found four bodies -- two more than expected.

Apache County sheriff's Sgt. Richard Guinn says officials were working Saturday to identify the bodies.

Officials had previously thought only two people were aboard the single-engine Piper that crashed Friday afternoon into a building at the school Friday afternoon in the small eastern Arizona town of Eagar.

Guinn says no one was in the two-story building when the plane hit.

Two hours after the crash, flames were still erupting 20 feet above the building. Crews worked on the blaze overnight, and the building was still smoldering Saturday.

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