Nov 302011

By Linda Kor–

The cause is still unknown for the recent tragedy in which six people, three of them children, were killed when their plane crashed into the Superstition Mountains on the evening of Nov. 23.

The plane carried Joseph Hardwick, 22, airplane mechanic; co-pilot and aircraft owner Russell Hardy, 31; co-pilot Shawn Perry, 39; and Perry’s three children. The group departed Falcon Field in Mesa and was traveling to Safford for Thanksgiving when the crash occurred.

Perry was a 1990 graduate of Snowflake High School.