Sunday, July 21, 2019

Accident occurred July 13, 2019 near Clinton Municipal Airport (KCCA), Van Buren County, Arkansas

CLINTON, Arkansas — Three people are injured after a plane malfunction in Van Buren County.

The pilot, and grandmother and granddaughter are being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Clinton police say the accident happened upon takeoff when the pilot of the single engine plane was unable to get sufficient lift.

He was able to make a crash landing on Highway 65.

The three were airlifted to a hospital.

The plane was damaged in the crash landing.

The exact cause of the accident will be determined by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Authorities confirm the accident happened around 10:00 am.

The three were airlifted to a hospital, their names and details on their injuries have not been released.

The plane went down near the runway.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kark.com

Three people were flown to Little Rock for treatment after their plane crashed Saturday in Van Buren County, authorities said.

The crash happened at about 11:20 a.m., about a quarter of a mile from the end of the Clinton Municipal Airport, said Detective Jay Murdoch of the Clinton Police Department.

Only three people were aboard the plane at the time of the crash: a man, who was the pilot, as well as a woman and a girl. Police said none were in critical condition early Saturday afternoon.

According to Murdoch, the pilot told authorities the plane crashed because it "lost lift,” but the detective said he was uncertain of the cause.

Police did not name the crash victims Saturday afternoon, citing notification of their families.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash, police said.

Original article ➤ https://www.arkansasonline.com

CLINTON, Arkansas — According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, a small plane crashed near the intersection of Highway 65 and 16 in Clinton Saturday, July 13. 

ADEM received the report at 11:14 a.m. on Saturday. The plane was operated by civilians.

Detective Jay Murdoch with the Clinton Police Department said the plane was taking off from the Clinton Municipal Airport when it crashed about a quarter mile from the end of the runway.

There were three people on board; a male pilot, woman, and a girl that's approximately 12 years old.

All three individuals were taken by med-flight to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the crash. 

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