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Plane crash near Paragould kills 1, agency says

by Brianna Kwasnik | June 16, 2021 at 11:20 a.m.

One person was killed as a result of a fiery plane crash Tuesday near Paragould, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The aircraft reportedly crashed shortly after 9:30 p.m. under unknown circumstances in a field and caught fire, a preliminary crash report by the agency states.

The person killed was a member of the flight crew, the agency said, though the report doesn’t identify the victim.

According to the Greene County coroner's office, the aircraft was a single-piloted plane. The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office, the coroner said.

This story has been updated. It was originally published at 10:33 a.m.

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