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Monday Update – Fatal Plane Crash in Ashley County, Saturday

August 3rd, 2015 by

imageFatal plane crash The pilot of a small plane lost his life, Saturday morning, at the scene of his single engine plane’s crash, in an Ashley County field.

According to Ashley County Sheriff David Johnson, reports indicate that his plane took off from a nearby agricultural airport before disappearing, shortly before 7 AM, Saturday morning.

Other pilots begin to search, assisted by the ping of his cell phone, which led them to the crash site, in a cornfield, east of Wilmot.

The deceased pilot has been identified as Nick Busch, age 39, of Marked Tree.

Ashley and Chicot County Sheriff’s departments and other agencies responded to the crisis.

The Federal Aviation Agency and National Transportation Safety Board were on the scene, Sunday, donducting their investigations of the crash.

The crash site is located near the county-line area, off of County Road 41, and is being maintained by Ashley County Sheriffs deputies.

The pilot was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. No one else was injured during the crash.

Updates will be posted as they become available

2 Responses to “Monday Update – Fatal Plane Crash in Ashley County, Saturday”

  1. Chris Russell. says:

    Nick was an outgoing good hearted man. He loved his family and friends and would give you the shirt off his back. He truly will be missed by me and many others. Flying was his passion besides fishing and he wouldn’t want it any other way. My condolences to his family. Good bye my friend.

  2. My husband and I attended the funeral for Nick Busch last
    Friday. On the way to the cemetery the cars driving in the opposite
    direction all stopped and waited until the procession passed. What wonderful people live in Arkansas to show their respect for those who have passed on. Thank you all.

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