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1 dead after plane veers off runway in Forrest City

by Brianna Kwasnik | November 1, 2021 at 12:23 p.m.
A NEBCO Fire Department truck is shown in this 2017 file photo.

One person was killed in a plane crash in Forrest City on Sunday afternoon, after the plane lost control while landing, according to a report from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The aircraft, a Cessna 150, lost directional control on landing shortly before 2:40 p.m. and veered off the runway, hitting a fence, the report states.

The pilot died as a result of the crash, while the sole passenger who was on board was not injured, according to the report.

Officials described the damage to the aircraft as “substantial.”

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