Plane crash in Arkansas lake kills pilot and injures passenger | State News

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A small airplane crashed and sank into Arkansas’ Lake Hamilton, not far from Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport, killing the pilot and injuring his daughter, authorities said.

The single-engine Cessna 177 Cardinal, flown by 49-year-old Daniel Dale Jones, had been diverted Monday from Kentucky “due to weather,” Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy Courtney Kizer told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In a statement, the sheriff’s office said the pilot asked to land “due to aircraft distress.”

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