Flags to fly at half staff for Arkansas pilot - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Flags to fly at half staff for Arkansas pilot

Posted: Updated:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe has ordered flags to fly at half-staff Saturday to honor an Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot who died when his plane crashed.

Jake Harrell was killed when his plane went down Jan. 31 in a remote part of the Ouachita National Forest. Searchers looked for the plane for days but it wasn't discovered until Feb. 11.

Harrell had been searching for wildfires for the Arkansas Forestry Commission at the time of the crash. He also worked as a North Little Rock police officer.

A visitation is set for Friday night and Harrell's funeral is scheduled for Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.