CTEH releases identity of 5 killed in plane crash near Clinton National Airport
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/KARK) - Science consulting firm CTEH has released the identities of the five people killed in a plane crash near Clinton National Airport Wednesday, according to news content partner KARK.
A spokesperson for the company revealed that the victims are pilot Sean Sweeney and passengers Micah Kendrick, Kyle Bennett, Gunter Beaty and Glenmarkus Walker. These five employees (including the pilot) were from CTEH’s Little Rock office.
“We are incredibly saddened to report the loss of our Little Rock colleagues,” said Dr. Paul Nony, senior vice president of CTEH. “We ask everyone to keep the families of those lost and the entire CTEH team in their thoughts and prayers.”
As the scene unfolded Wednesday several agencies in the Little Rock area released bits of information as they became available. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was the first to report that there were “no survivors” in the crash, which happened just off of 3M Road just after noon.
The Federal Aviation Administration told KARK that the plane was a Beech BE20 that was bound for Columbus International Airport in Ohio when it went down shortly after takeoff around noon.
The FAA is currently investigating the cause of the crash.
The Clinton National Airport released this statement following the crash:
Clinton National Airport expresses our condolences to the families of those who died in today’s plane crash south of the airport. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board and will be providing updates.
Region 8 News will continue to follow this story for new details.
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