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Pilot dies after small craft crashes at Conway airport, police say

by Austin Cannon | June 20, 2016 at 2:17 p.m. | Updated June 20, 2016 at 4:04 p.m.
Authorities investigate near the scene of a crash at the Conway airport Monday, June 20, 2016.

Police said the pilot of a small aircraft that crashed at the Conway airport Monday died from his injuries.

Conway police spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said 64-year-old Adrian Clark of Cabot died from the injuries sustained in the crash after being airlifted to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock.

Woodruff said witnesses saw an ultralight trike, a craft similar to a hang glider, reach an altitude of 30 feet before nose-diving into the ground around noon.

The FAA considers this type of craft as unregistered and experimental and won't investigate the crash, Woodruff said.

Because the airport is a federally funded for public use, Woodruff said, police can't prohibit craft such as hang gliders.

Police earlier identified the craft that crashed as a plane.

Check back with Arkansas Online for more updates on this developing story and read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.


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