Posted: Jul 2, 2013 10:26 PM by Jeremy Knop - MTN News
FORT SMITH - A small non-commercial aircraft carrying two people crashed at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Fort Smith, on the Crow Indian Reservation.
The two people onboard the plane survived and were flown to St. Vincent Healthcare via H.E.L.P. Flight helicopter.
St. Vincent Healthcare spokesperson Lynn Ratcliff said one of the occupants of the aircraft was "treated in the emergency department and released," while the other individual was "admitted and is currently in stable condition."
Allen Kenitzer , Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson, said the 1996 Aviat A-1B Husky, N302MX, "crashed under unknown circumstances."
The FAA's aircraft registry database states that the single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft is registered to a ranch in Gillette, WY, and its FAA registration certificate was current and valid.
The National Transportation Safety Board is in charge of the investigation. Both the FAA and local authorities are assisting in the investigation.