Mississippi man dies in plane crash in eastern Arkansas

Published 5:44 am Wednesday, June 1, 2022

A Mississippi man died following a plane crash in Arkansas.

Malcolm King, 62, of Hernando, Mississippi, died when the Cessna 162 plane he was flying crashed in a field near Dacus Lake in Crittenden County in eastern Arkansas.

King’s plane took originated from DeWitt-Spain Airport near downtown Memphis.

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The crash occurred around 9 a.m. The FAA reports that King was the only person in the plane.

The FAA said he was the only person on the plane.

WREG in Memphis reports that King was the owner of a flight school at the DeWitt Spain Airport where his plane departed.

The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating the crash. Officials with the NTSB said that a preliminary report will be issued in the next couple of week. A report as to what caused the crash will take a year or more to complete, officials said.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department is also assisting NTSB and FAA in the crash investigation.