Missouri man hospitalized after crash

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Missouri man was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the plane he was piloting crashed shortly after taking off from a private airstrip Thursday morning near Eureka Springs.

A news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said dispatch received a report of a plane crash at Silver Wings Aviation, located on Carroll County Road 207 in Eureka Springs, at 11:07 a.m. Thursday.

CCSO deputies and Eureka Springs Fire Department responded to the crash site, according to the news release.

The pilot, Marlyn Atkinson of Excelsior Springs, Mo., sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Eureka Springs Hospital, according to the release, which says no other persons were aboard the downed aircraft.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, the release says, and came to rest approximately 75 yards east of the airstrip. The plane was intact following impact, according to the release, which says initial reports indicated smoke coming from the plane, although there was no fire.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) will determine the cause of the crash, according to the news release.

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