The crash of a small plane that killed four De Queen, Ark., residents near Umpire in June was brought about by the failure of the aircraft’s left wing.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the wing failed shortly after the plane took off the morning of June 13.
The crash of the Piper PA-28-181 occurred during the search of the Little Missouri River after a campground flood killed 20 people, but the plane was not associated with the search. Officials say the plane was flying from De Queen to Gaston’s Resort in Lakeview on the White River.
The left wing was found about 400 feet away from the main area of wreckage.
Killed were pilot Michael Lee Hunt, his wife Terri, Carl Edwin Davis and his wife, Carolyn.
Information from: The Sentinel-Record
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