UPDATE - The Lonoke County Sheriff's Office confirms one fatality and that the pilot was the only person on-board. No other injuries have been reported. The plane was a single engine private plane.
The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Reagan Whitlow, who lived across the street from the crash. Whitlow was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was a single-engine, amateur-built Rans RV-4.
LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Capt. David Bufford with the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a crash involving a small plane on Hickory Hill Road in Austin.
According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, a civilian plane landed in a resident's backyard during an emergency landing. Currently, the plane is on fire with one person inside.
Emergency crews are responding.
This story will be updated.