Missing Pilot Found Dead in Wooded Area of Leflore County
The wreckage of a small plane
that disappeared while flying from Searcy, Ark., to Elk City, Okla., has
been found in southeastern Oklahoma and the pilot found dead.
Le Flore County Sheriff Rob Seale told reporters
that the Piper 28 aircraft and the body of 71-year-old pilot Ray
Broadbent of Heber Springs was found Thursday in a heavily wooded area
of southern Le Flore County.
Authorities began searching Tuesday after the
Federal Aviation Administration contacted the county sheriff's office
and said the aircraft had disappeared in the area after taking Monday
from Searcy in central Arkansas en route to Elk City in western
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