Plane crashes south of El Dorado

Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 6:26 PM CDT
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EL DORADO, Ar. (KNOE) - A plane crash was reported just south of El Dorado, Arkansas on September 23rd. According to a Facebook post by the El Dorado Fire Department, a military plane was in the area and was able to radio coordinates to Fort Worth Air Traffic Control.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there were two people on board who suffered minor injuries. The beech A-36 aircraft departed from Gulf Shores, Alabama with the final destination of El Dorado, Arkansas. The NTSB says around 2:45 the pilot reported to Air Traffic Control that they were experiencing engine problems. The plane crashed just over four miles southeast of El Dorado.

The Union County’s Sheriffs office officials tell KNOE that officials with the El dorado fire department, EMS, and the Sheriffs office worked the scene. The Sheriffs Office says the crash site is near the Hibanks community.

According to the NTSB, there will be a preliminary report out within 30 days.