FORT SMITH (AP) - Authorities in eastern Oklahoma are searching for a plane that disappeared while flying from Arkansas to Oklahoma.
LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale told the Times Record Wednesday that search crews are looking in a heavily wooded area of the Ouachita National Forest in southeastern Oklahoma.
Seale says the search began Tuesday after the Federal Aviation Administration contacted the sheriff's department and said 71-year-old Elmer Ray Broadbent and his Piper 28 aircraft disappeared while flying from Searcy to Elk City.
Seale says an Oklahoma Highway Patrol helicopter is being used in the search.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.