Small Plane Crashes at a Landing Strip in Baxter County


BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. – Another small plane has crashed at the Gaston’s Landing Strip.

The crash happened on Wednesday evening.

According to Sheriff John Montgomery, deputies and medical personnel were sent to the scene around 8:30. 

When deputies got there, they found the aircraft, a fixed wing single-engine Cessna 150H, at the end of the airstrip in a tree line. 

The owner and pilot of the plane has been identified as 38-year-old Jeremy Wayne Saul of Russellville, Arkansas.  

Sheriff Montgomery says it is believed that Saul was attempting to take off from the airstrip. 

Saul was transported by air ambulance to a hospital in Springfield.  

This is the second plane this summer that has crashed at  Gaston’s Fly-In Landing Strip. The first plane crashed in June. 

The accident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.  

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