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Plane Crash Victims Identified

Posted: November 3, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Emergency workers examine the wreckage of a plane that crashed Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in a field south of U.S. 412 near Bennington Road in Springdale. There were no survivors from the wreck. Washington County personnnel responded to the wreck at 5:46 p.m.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday identified Searcy W. Harrell, 72, and Ruth Ann Hudson, 71, both of Camden, as the people who died in a plane crash near Sonora on Friday evening.

At A Glance

Other Crashes

Friday’s crash was the fourth in Northwest Arkansas in the past two weeks. The three others:

• On Oct. 23 two men walked away from a single-engine plane after an emergency landing in a hayfield along Center Street in Fayetteville. Tommy Lee, who owns the 2008 Remos GX Light Sport aircraft, said the pilot, Ken Braswell, was returning from Little Rock to Springdale when he ran out of fuel about 2:15 p.m. and landed in a field, across from the Elkhorn Station, 2405 N. Center St.

• An Arkansas man was killed Oct. 24 when his plane crashed in the Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, officials said. Elmer Ray Broadbent, 71, of Heber Springs was found with his plane by Oklahoma emergency workers.

• Ivan B. Williams III, 63, and his wife Adina Beth Williams, 52, both of Pryor, Okla., died Oct. 21 when their Piper Saratoga plane went down in Madison County, a couple of miles off Arkansas 23.

Source: Staff Report

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