Plane Crashes with 3 Men and 3 Children Aboard

 A small airplane slammed into a sheer cliff in the mile-high mountains east of Phoenix and exploded, killing the six people onboard, including the pilot and his three young children who were to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with him, authorities said.

The body of one child was recovered and dozens of sheriff’s search and rescue personnel worked Thursday to recover the remains of the other victims, said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.

The dead included pilot Shawn Perry, 39, his two sons and his daughter, Babeu said. Morgan Perry, 9, Logan Perry, 8, and Luke Perry, 6, lived with their mother in the community of Gold Canyon in Pinal County. Their father lived in Safford in southeastern Arizona and owned a small aviation business there.

He had flown to the Phoenix suburb of Mesa with another pilot who co-owned the company and a company mechanic to pick up the children for Thanksgiving. The plane was headed back to Safford when it crashed.

The other pilot was identified as Russell Hardy, 31, of Thatcher, Ariz., and the mechanic was Joseph Hardwick, 22, of Safford. Babeu said he personally notified the mother late Wednesday. The woman, who is divorced from the children’s father, is also a pilot.

“This is their entire family — it’s terrible,” Babeu said. “Our hearts go out to the mom and the (families) of all the crash victims. We have has so many people that are working this day, and we just want to support them and embrace them and try to bring closure to this tragedy.”

Email Pen Pals

I have three pen-pals, their names are Kelly, Taesharra, Danielle. I’m in contact with them by email and/or phone. I’m liking this experience, and they are all girls!

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My School Job

Everyone thinks that a job has to do with money but it doesn’t. You can earn something else.

Well my job is being a Jr. Librarian. Me and a few other students in 5th grade help with the 1st graders after we eat lunch and we have enough time we work in our school’s library. Today was my first day.

Attributation to

Attributation to

Dear Mom and Dad

Hi Mom and Dad,

I have a few goals. They are mostly in academics. My first goal is to keep improving on every reading test I get. My second goal is to try and keep increasing the quantity and quality of my writing so I will get a better score on my personal narrative. I hope I will be able to achieve these goals before school ends.


I hope you liked it!

~Clarissa~ 🙂