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Plane crash in Polk County

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration say a small plane crashed Tuesday afternoon in rural Polk County, killing one person.
Courtesy: Mena Star
Courtesy: Mena Star
Courtesy: Mena Star
Courtesy: Mena Star
MENA, Ark. (AP) - Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration say a small plane crashed Tuesday afternoon in rural Polk County, killing one person.

The FAA says the Cessna 177RG crashed some time before 2 p.m. near Queen Wilhelmina State Park.

Officials said they had no other information about the crash. They say the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash and likely will arrive Wednesday in Polk County.

The plane is registered to Jerry L. Smith of Willow Springs, Mo.

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