Missing Arkansas Forestry Pilot Dead, Commission Says


Missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot Jake Harrell is dead, the forestry commission said Tuesday.

His plane was located outside of Glenwood Tuesday afternoon at approximately 4:05 pm, according to a news release from the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

It was sighted from the air. The site is in Montgomery County and was confirmed by an Arkansas State Police helicopter.

Ground crews, including law enforcement officials, were deployed to the site.

Jake Harrell was declared missing on Friday (Jan. 31st) when he failed to check in after communicating with AFC Central Dispatch in Malvern.

Harrell was 34 years old and had flown with the AFC since 2005 – alongside service with the Arkansas Air National Guard 188th Fighter Wing and employment with the North Little Rock Police Department.


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