Eastern Oklahoma Plane Crash

Short, OK – 2 survive plane crash in far eastern Oklahoma

SHORT, Okla. (AP) Two people from Arkansas have survived a plane crash just west of the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 74-year-old Lawrence D. Harrod of Natural Dam, Ark., was piloting the two-seat plane and that Dustin C. Lane of Natural Dam was a passenger when the plane went down just after 6:35 p.m. yesterday.

The OHP says Harrod suffered minor injuries and Lane wasn't hurt.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says the plane took off from a private runway in the county but only managed to climb 200 feet before crashing in a field of tall grass near Lee Creek.

Lockhart says the plane caught fire. He says a cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

The OHP says Harrod stated that the plane had too much weight.


Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

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