Plane crash kills two people headed to Texas

Plane crash kills two people headed to Texas
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 3:17am

Plane crashes in N. Arkansas, 2 on board killed

BUFFALO CITY, Ark. (AP) - Two people are dead after a small plane on a flight from Illinois to Texas crashed in a remote area in northern Arkansas.

The Baxter County sheriff's office reports the plane went down near Buffalo City, Ark., just after noon today, starting a fire that local firefighters put out.

Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Lewis tells the Baxter Bulletin that the 1982 Cessna T-210 six-seat plane that was registered to Monterey Aviation Inc. of Watsonville, Calif and was flying from Danville, Ill., to Georgetown.

Lewis says the Federal Aviation Administration doesn't know how many people were aboard nor their identities.

He says no distress call was reported by the FAA, and the plane simply dropped off the agency's radar screens, he said.

Buffalo City is about 90 miles north of Little Rock, Ark.

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