UPDATE: Missing AFC pilot found dead

MENA, Ark. (AFC) - The pilot who had been missing for more than a week has been confirmed dead according to the AFC.

The plane of missing AFC Pilot, Jake Harrell, was located in an area outside of Glenwood, according to a press release from the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

The site is in Montgomery County and was confirmed by a State Police helicopter.

Jake Harrell has been missing since Friday, January 31st, when he failed to check in after communicating with AFC Central Dispatch in Malvern. He was last known flying in an area over Oden along a regularly scheduled wildfire detection route. Jake is 34 years old and has flown with the AFC since 2005 - alongside service with the Arkansas Air National Guard 188th Fighter Wing and employment with the North Little Rock Police Department.

STORY: Aggressive search efforts underway for missing AFC pilot Jake Harrell


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