Two lives were lost in an airplane crash that occurred to the east of Gurdon Thursday afternoon.

Two lives were lost in an airplane crash that occurred to the east of Gurdon Thursday afternoon.
The aircraft, reportedly a 2007 fixed wing single-engine, had departed the Dallas area late yesterday morning for Franklin, North Carolina, with an arrival time slated for after 4 p.m. At some point while traveling over Arkansas, the pilot sent out a distress signal reporting engine trouble and, following this, communication ceased.
The Federal Aviation Administration asked nearby agencies to look for the aircraft.
Sometime around the 3 p.m. hour, the plane was found six miles southeast of Gurdon, through use of an Arkansas State Police helicopter. Other agencies to assist include the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas Game and Fish, the Gurdon Marshal’s Office, the Arkadelphia Police Department, the Clark County Office of Emergency Services and the Gurdon Fire Department. The bodies were found in the wreckage.
As of this time, the names of the deceased have yet to be revealed. Reportedly, there was no one else aboard. The investigation is pending and will be handled by the National Transportation Safety Board.