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Prescott man identified as pilot in deadly plane crash Aug. 29

Crash happened about 8:30 p.m. north of Prescott Municipal Airport

The burnt remains of a Cessna 210 that crashed just north of the Prescott Municipal Airport Wednesday night, Aug. 29. The Yavapai County Medical Examiner has identified Brian Brantner, 71, of Prescott, as the pilot who died in the crash. (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy)

The burnt remains of a Cessna 210 that crashed just north of the Prescott Municipal Airport Wednesday night, Aug. 29. The Yavapai County Medical Examiner has identified Brian Brantner, 71, of Prescott, as the pilot who died in the crash. (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy)

Authorities have identified a Prescott man as the pilot who died in the Wednesday, Aug. 29, plane crash north of Prescott Regional Airport.

The Yavapai County Medical Examiner said the victim was Brian Brantner, 71, according to an email Thursday, Sept. 6, from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations Coordinator Dwight D’Evelyn.

The crash happened around 8:35 p.m. about one-quarter mile to the north of regional airport property in an adjacent field.

Brantner was the only occupant inside the aircraft and was confirmed dead at the scene.

At the time, preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), indicated the aircraft — a Cessna 210 — crashed under unknown circumstances short of the approach end of runway 21R, said FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. An investigation typically takes a year or more to determine a probable cause of an accident, Gregor said.