Recovery Effort Underway for Pilot & Plane

Published 02/13 2014 12:34AM

Updated 02/13 2014 12:37AM

NEAR MENA, AR-- Efforts to recover a forestry commission pilot found dead in the Quachita National forest continued. Crews are bulldozing a path to retrieve Jake Harrell and his plane from the side of a mountain in Montgomery County. Harrell was spotting wildfires near the town Oden before disappearing into thick brush on January 31st. Local and state officers found his body on Tuesday. But fighting the tough terrain to get to him is proving difficult. Crews are now building a road through the woods, to retrieve the wrecked plane and recover Harrell's body.

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