Plane Crash Investigation


Authorities continue investigating a small plane crash in north Lonoke County.

Lonoke County Sheriff’s Officials say the single engine crash happened around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on Hickory Hills Drive off Highway 5.

The Ward Fire Department extinguished the flames.

Authorities have confirmed that the pilot, 45-year old Reagan Whitlow, of Austin, was the only occupant and was killed in the crash. He was a retired Lt. Colonel from the Air Force.

The National Transportation Safety Board will pick up the investigation this morning.

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