A plane crash in Arkansas on Monday afternoon took the lives of a husband and wife from Pryer, Oklahoma. The plane was not located until Tuesday morning after a lengthy search of the rural area. According to UPI.com on Oct. 22, the couple were the only two on the plane when it went down in the mountainous terrain of Arkansas.
The plane lost contact with the airport communications tower around 2 p.m. on Monday after leaving Alabama on its way to Claremore, Oklahoma when something happened. Rescue crews spotted the plane on Tuesday morning in a heavily wooded area in Madison Creek Arkansas after searching for it in the rural area since Monday.
Inside the Piper Saratoga wreckage were the bodies of Ivan Williams, 63, and his 52-year-old wife Adina, according to The Inquisitr on Tuesday. The weather was cloudy and rainy at the time of the crash, according to the statement released by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Residents of the Madison County area report hearing a loud “boom” around 2:15 p.m. on Monday. Phyllis Turner Sisk, who lives near the area where the plane went down, reports the sound was so loud that she couldn’t fathom “what on earth is going on.”
Ivan Williams, who was a CEO of Williams Construction Company in Pryer, Oklahoma and his wife, were close family friends of Senator Rick Brinkley. Brinkley said about the couple:
“Adina was so kind and loving. I’m just so sick for the family.”
There is no word on what could have caused this plane crash. The investigation is underway today.