NTSB reports wreckage of missing plane found in Arkansas
GLENWOOD, Ark. (AP) — The wreckage of a missing airplane flying from Louisiana to Arkansas was found Saturday in southwestern Arkansas, according to the National Transportation Board.
The wreckage of the single engine aircraft, identified as a Cessna 182, was found near the unincorporated community of Bonnerdale in Hot Spring County after being reported missing on Friday, according to NTSB spokesperson Peter Knudson.
One person, the pilot, was on board according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Rick Breitenfeld, who said the aircraft had departed Minden Airport in Minden, La., en route to Clarksville Municipal Airport in Clarksville, Ark..
Both the NTSB and FAA referred questions about whether the pilot survived to local authorities.
Officials with the Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return a phone call for comment.
The crash site between Glenwood and Hot Springs is on the southeastern edge of the Ouachita National Forest, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock.
Knudson said an NTSB investigator was to arrive Sunday to begin an investigation into the crash.