PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. – The names have been released of two men who were on board a small plane that crash-landed in southeast Pulaski County early Wednesday afternoon.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) identifies them as pilot James N. Brown, 49, and passenger James D. Brown, 20, both of Mountain Home (Baxter County).
A PCSO report also released Thursday states that the pilot said the plane’s engine stopped working and he called in an emergency “Mayday” while trying to land in a field shortly before 1 p.m.
When deputies arrived they reported the plane came down between trees in an open, grassy area. The front of the aircraft was damaged and the propeller was partially buried in the ground. The landing gear was also broken off.
The scene was in a field off the 18000 block of Hwy. 161 west of England.
Both victims were flown to a Little Rock hospital.
PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. – A small plane has crash-landed near the Bredlow Farm Airport in Pulaski County.
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) a four-seater Piper Cherokee low wing single-engine plane was trying to make it to Little Rock Clinton National Airport due to engine problems.
Once they figured out they weren’t going to make it, they tried to land at the small airport near England.
The plane ended up crashing in a swampy area near the Bredlow Farm airport, authorities say.
Two minor injuries have been reported.