"Thoughts and prayers to Rogers quarterback Max Harrell and family in loss of grandparents tonight in Springdale plane crash from the SHS Red Dog family."
Rogers High School principal, Charles Lee tweeted this: "Thoughts and prayers to Max, Mackenzie, and the Harrell family. May God sustain you during your loss and grief."
Meanwhile, funeral arrangements have been set for Searcy Harrell. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, November 5th at 11:30. Services will be at the Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. The family is asking that memorials be made to the Ouachita County Community foundation for their county's Boys and Girls Club endowment. Harrell graduated from the University of Arkansas and the U of A law school. He also served his community as a circuit judge.
Friday's accident is the fourth plane crash in our area in less than a month. On October 20th, a plane went down in Madison County, killing Adina and Ivan Williams of Pryor, Oklahoma. The FAA is still investigating what caused the crash. Then just one day later, crews found Elmer Broadbent's plane in Leflore County, Oklahoma after a three-day search. Crews believe bad weather played a role in that crash. And on October 24th, a plane crash-landed in a field in Elkins. That pilot walked away from the scene after running out of fuel. Low fuel is also believed to be a factor in Friday's deadly crash.
See the below stories for a timeline of the Washington county plane crash:
((UPDATE: 11/02/13)) WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR-- The The Washington County Sheriff's Office has identified the two victims in a deadly plane crash just east of Springdale Friday night. The pilot, 72-year-old Searcy W. Harrell, and the passenger, 71-year-old Ruth Ann Hudson, were both from Camden. The investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing. For details on the story KNWA first broke, see the original information below.
((11/01/13)) WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly plane crash.
According to Lietuenant Emily Augustine, they received a 911 call at around 5:45 p.m. from a neighbor who saw a plane go down off Bennington Road & Doolittle Road near Sonora.
A different emergency worker source within the county said there were two fatalities, but investigators on scene could only confirm that there were fatalities, but not an exact number. They did, however, state that there are no confirmed survivors, but again no information as to how many people were on board.
"I just heard a big boom... It really sounded like thunder, but I looked puzzled outside because it was really nice outside. Didn't think anything about it. Just thought it was a freak thunderclap," said Curtis McFarlin who lives near the crash site.
"Probably 10, 15 minutes later I started seeing fire trucks and ambulance and a couple of police cars come down the road, and that's when I realized it was a plane," said Stephanie McFarlin.
A Federal Aviation Administration official tells KNWA the Plane is an King Air Beechcraft. According to the Springdale Airport, in its last contact with the aircraft, the pilot mentioned the plane was low on fuel.
Officials are still in the early stages of the investigation. There are several different agencies involved and they said they will be canvassing the area, gathering information and interviewing any possible witnesses.
Stay tuned to KNWA & Fox 24 for the latest on this story.