Passenger Identified in Arkansas Plane Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Swift currents in the Arkansas River are hampering the search for a second Colorado resident seen on board a single-engine plane that crashed earlier this week.

Divers recovered the body of 70-year-old Herbert Kirby of Monument on Monday, but searchers are still looking for Kirby's friend -- as well as the plane's wreckage.

Little Rock police Sergeant Terry Hastings says 62-year-old Ira Cleveland Reeves of Pueblo West is still missing, more than two days after the plane went down.

Kirby and Reeves were en route to Destin, Florida from Colorado to pick up a new plane, but had scheduled a refueling stop in Little Rock.

Airport officials say the pilot reported engine trouble to the control tower before losing contact.

The Cessna T-R-182 plunged into the water just short of the runway at Little Rock National Airport.

Kirby was the owner of Kirby Fiberglass Incorporated in Pueblo West.


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