Marked Tree man killed in weekend plane crash

Marked Tree man killed in weekend plane crash

ASHLEY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 man was killed in a weekend plane crash in Ashley County.

According to the Ashley County Sheriff's Department, Nick Busch, 39, of Marked Tree died in the crash on Saturday.

Chief Deputy Guy Hughes tells Region 8 News Busch took off from Lake Village en route to an airstrip east of Wilmot around 6 a.m. He was flying a 2011 602 Air Tractor.

When Busch did not arrive at the location a search began involving Ashley County and Chicot County authorities.

Hughes says the crash site was located in a rural part of the county around 10:30 a.m.

Federal investigators arrived at the scene to investigate and the plane debris was removed by Monday.

What caused the crash is unknown at this time.

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