LAKEVIEW Authorities say an airplane crash in northern Arkansas near popular trout fishing site Gaston's White River Resort has killed three people.
In a statement, Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said three others were injured in the crash just after 9 a.m. Friday. Montgomery said one injured person was flown to a hospital in Springfield, Mo., and two others were taken to a hospital in Mountain Home.
Montgomery said two victims died at the scene and the third died at the Mountain Home hospital later in the day.
Witnesses at the scene told a reporter with the Baxter Bulletin that the Piper Cherokee Lance airplane was wobbling and tilting from side to side as tried to take off. They said the plane smashed through a fence at the end of the turf runway and crashed into a small grove of trees. The plane's fuselage apparently broke away and landed about 20 feet from other wreckage.
Nearby Bull Shoals Dam suspended power generation shortly after the crash.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.
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