UPDATE: One dead in plane crash; Washington County Sheriff’s searching for a missing Cessna


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — UPDATE 1:23 a.m.: The Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirms one person is dead following the plane crash.

UPDATE 11:57 a.m.: The Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirms that the wreckage of the plane has been found in the area of 21000 Pierson Road, south of Strickler.


The search is on for a small plane that went missing 20 miles south-southwest Monday night, Sept. 23, as it departed from Drake Field, according to air traffic control.

“There are reports from witnesses that a small aircraft went down in the Cove Creek South area,” said WCSO Public Information Officer Kelly Cantrell.

Information of a possible missing plane was announced while the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was presenting at the Washington County Finance and Budget meeting — that’s when a request came in to launch the WCSO’s drone.

The single-engine Cessna 150, red and white in color, is registered to Wingnut Enterprises out of Allen, Texas.

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