Once upon a fearful morning in Arkansas, a pilot called for help before his plane took a dreadful nosedive into Lake Hamilton. This unfortunate incident happened southwest of Little Rock, leaving the pilot fatally injured.
Plane crash in Arkansas lake kills pilot and injures passenger https://t.co/82Y3CsXtFH
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On this ill-fated Monday, a single-engine Cessna 177 Cardinal plane, a normally reliable aircraft, tumbled from the sky into the watery abyss. The Garland County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this saddening news.
In this twist of fate, a female passenger miraculously survived. She was found ‘awake and alert’ at the crash site by the brave first responders who rushed her to the hospital. She continues her fight for recovery there.
Divers pulled The brave pilot from the icy lake, but sadly, his injuries were too severe. The world lost a brave soul that day.
BREAKING NEWS: HEBER SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, Small plane crash in Greers Ferry Lake, 2 on board taken to hospital with minor injuries. #ARnews
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The pilot was identified as Daniel Dale Jones, a 49-year-old devoted father to his 23-year-old daughter, Denise Jones. Their bond is unbroken, even in this tragedy.
The survivor, showing immense strength, was airlifted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Here, she continues to heal.
In his final moments, Daniel had radioed in ‘aircraft distress,’ hoping to land at the nearby Hot Springs airstrip. Officials have confirmed his final message.
This heartbreaking journey began in Kentucky. The plane took off smoothly, but destiny had other plans.
Pictures online show the ill-fated plane lying submerged in the lake, nearly 100 feet from the shore.
Local reporter, Rolly Hoyt, reported multiple teams joining forces to pull the plane from its watery grave.
The NTSB is now probing into the cause of this tragic incident. As per 12News, the plane is owned by a Phoenix, Arizona company.
Sadly, this isn’t the first recent air disaster. A corporate plane carrying a two-year-old child, her mother, and two others plummeted into Virginia earlier this month while flying over Washington, DC. There were no survivors. The crash site revealed only bits and pieces of the ill-fated aircraft.
In a baffling turn of events, the plane made an unexpected detour while nearing Long Island. The reason for this change in direction remains a mystery.
Some experts believe that the pilot may have been affected by low oxygen levels, a hypothesis that only adds to the fear and sorrow of the families left behind.