Arkansas flier, 71, found dead

Plane crashed in Oklahoma

Posted: October 25, 2013 at 3:08 a.m.

An Arkansas man was killed when his plane crashed in the Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, officials reported.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 10/25/2013

The title is misleading. I 1st thought 71 people were found dead.

Posted by: achapman

October 25, 2013 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

No it's not. It is clearly written.

Posted by: newworld

October 25, 2013 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is there some reason besides coincidence for the several small airplane crashes in the last week?
Unusual weather conditions for flying or such?

Posted by: Coralie

October 25, 2013 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Just random events, Coralie. Flying is still much safer than driving a car. I have over 3,000 hours of flight time as a pilot in command. I have never been in an aircraft accident and had one near miss with another aircraft that turned the wrong direction in controlled airspace. Even then it wasn't that close.

However, every trip along I540 in an automobile is a dangerous "adventure". Pilots can talk on three radios to more than half a dozen people at once as a matter of routine and still control an aircraft safely, even flying in the trees without lights in the middle of the night. Most airheads driving a car and using a cell phone at the same time are so distracted they can't do either.

In the grand scheme of things aircraft are not a problem at all.

Posted by: jeffieboy

October 25, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )