Saturday, March 26, 2022

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking 300A, N8869V: Accident occurred March 25, 2022 at Sharp County Regional Airport (KCVK), Ash Flat, Arkansas

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: CEN22LA152 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas 

Aircraft crashed off the departure end of the runway while circling for approach in gusty wind conditions.

Date: 25-MAR-22
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N8869V
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 17-30A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

SHARP COUNTY, Arkansas (KAIT) - A Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District seat in Arkansas suffered injuries Friday in a small plane crash at the south end of the Sharp County Regional Airport near State Highway 62.

Emergency crews airlifted Jody Shackelford to the University of Arkansas Medical System hospital as a result of the crash campaign spokesman Ethan Barnes said.

Shackelford, who is challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Rick Crawford and State Rep. Brandt Smith in the May 24 primary, suffered back injuries.  Barnes said the family is asking for prayers right now.

Authorities responded Friday afternoon to the scene of the crash. 

Officials have called the Federal Aviation Administration to help with the investigation into the crash.

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