Texas man killed in single-engine plane crash near Tahlequah
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – the FAA and NTSB are in Oklahoma investigating a deadly weekend plane crash in Pushmataha County.
Officials said a 1968 single-engine Cessna was reported missing between Tahlequah in eastern Oklahoma and Terrell, Texas.
Rescuers from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol found the plane at about 10 a.m. Saturday in a wooded area about 10 miles west of Clayton.
Investigators said the plane actually crashed at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
The only person on the plane, 54-year-old Stephen Mark Hardin of Terrell, Texas, was killed in the crash.
So far, investigators said no one witnessed the accident.
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