Two people killed in Arkansas plane crash

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    • Searcy W. Harrell and Ruth Ann Hudson (Photo: KFSM)
    • Searcy Harrell, Jr. (Photo: Proctor Funeral Home)

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say two Camden residents are dead after their small plane crashed in northwest Arkansas.

    The plane crashed Friday evening about two miles from the Springdale airport after the pilot reported the aircraft was low on fuel.

    The Washington County Sheriff's Department on Saturday identified the dead as 72-year-old Searcy W. Harrell, who was the pilot, and 71-year-old Ruth Ann Hudson, a passenger. The agency says the bodies were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for autopsies.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident and says the plane was a twin-engine Beechcraft C90. The aircraft was registered to an aviation company in Camden.

    A caller to 911 gave the first report of the crash at 5:46 p.m. Friday. The plane went down near Sonora in northeast Washington County.

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