Subscribe Register Login

TRAFFIC ALERT: Fatal wreck on U.S. 67/167 near Cabot slows weekend commute

Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:16 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Forestry officials: Missing plane found; pilot did not survive

By David Harten

This article was originally published February 11, 2014 at 4:50 p.m. Updated February 11, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot Jake Harrell

The 12-day search for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot and his plane ended Tuesday, with the commission confirming that both the plane and the pilot have been located.

The plane was found by a Civil Air Patrol plane in Montgomery County north of Glenwood at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, and Arkansas State Police confirmed the plane is that of the missing pilot, according to a statement from the commission. After dispatching ground crews to investigate the crash site, the commission confirmed in a tweet that the pilot, 34-year-old Jake Harrell of North Little Rock, did not survive.

"It has been confirmed that missing AFC Pilot, Jake Harrell, did not survive. Details to come. Our hearts are with his wife and son," the commission tweeted.

Harrell disappeared Jan. 31 after last checking in with air dispatchers in Malvern. He was last known to be flying near Oden on a routine route for forest-fire detection.

Harrell had been a pilot for the Arkansas Forestry Commission since 2005, according to the news release.

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for the full story.

Comment on: Forestry officials: Missing plane found; pilot did not survive

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1 total comment

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Welders/fitters

    PIPE Combination pipe welders/fitters at Comfort Systems US...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Muffler & exhaust tech trainee

    . Must be a car lover fabrication skills required. 501-729-0...
    JUDSONIA, AR

  • Marketing

    office administerself-starter, organized, multi-tasking & po...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Adon

    needed for 120 bed nursing facility in NLR. RN License requ...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Admin. asst.

    Administrative AssistantArkansas Local Police and Fire Retir...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 921 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online