Small Plane Crashes at Harrison Airport, Pilot Hospitalized

Small Plane Crashes at Harrison Airport, Pilot Hospitalized

The 1964 Piper Twin Comanche went down in a field on airport property Wednesday morning.
Plane Crash in Harrison July 2, 2014. Photo courtesy: Harrison Daily Times
Plane Crash in Harrison July 2, 2014. Photo courtesy: Harrison Daily Times
HARRISON, AR - An Oregon man is hospitalized in serious condition after the crash of a small plane at the Boone County Regional Airport.

It happened shortly before 9 Wednesday morning.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) says the 1964 Piper Twin Comanche went down just after the pilot left runway 36 headed north and ended up just west of the runway on airport property.

Pilot George Atiyeh, 66, of Lyons, Oregon was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri for significant injuries sustained in the crash. Atiyeh was the only person on board the aircraft. Mercy Hospital listed Atiyeh’s condition as serious.

The NTSB (National Transportation and Safety Board) was contacted and the investigation will be turned over to that agency once its crews arrive on the scene.

Click here for more on the story from the Harrison Daily Times.
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