1 killed in the crash of a small plane in Forrest City

Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 10:14 PM CDT
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FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) - One person was killed when a small aircraft veered out of control and crashed while landing at an eastern Arkansas airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Cessna 150 was landing at Forrest City Municipal Airport when the aircraft veered off the runway and crashed about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

The St. Francis County coroner said the 71-year-old pilot, Larry Cox of Forrest City, died in the crash.

A passenger escaped without injury. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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