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Russellville Man Injured in Baxter Co. Plane Crash

It happened just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gaston's Landing Strip

BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. - A Russellville man has been injured in a plane crash in North Arkansas.

The Baxter County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) says it happened just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gaston’s Landing Strip.

A BCSO news release issued Thursday morning identifies the injured man as Jeremy Wayne Saul, 38, the pilot/owner of the plane and the only one on board.

Deputies say the aircraft, a fixed wing single-engine Cessna 150H, was found at the end of the airstrip in the tree line. It is believed that Saul was trying to take off from the airstrip. 

He was flown to a hospital in Springfield, Mo. There's no further information on his condition.

The accident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. 

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