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CONWAY MAN INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY PLANE CRASH

Sep 16, 2020 | ,

Franklin County authorities report that one person was airlifted to the hospital following a plane crash at Byrd’s Adventure Center on Friday afternoon about 1pm.   According to Investigator B.J. Gilbreth of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, a Mike Lemons of Conway was the only occupant of the American Champion single engine aircraft and was attempting to land at the center during a “fly-in” when the tail fin clipped a utility line causing the plane to nose dive striking a tree and brush before coming to rest.    Lemons was not ejected from the vehicle but did sustain a head injury.    Responders on the scene did not believe the injury was life threatening.    Lemons was airlifted from the scene by Air-Evac to the hospital for treatment.   The investigation was taken over by the NTSB and FAA.

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