Jefferson Co. plane crash occupants identified

Emergency crews confirm one person is dead and another was injured after a plane crash in Jefferson County June 8. (KATV photo)

A Polk County man died and another man was injured after a plane crash in Jefferson County Wednesday evening.

Arkansas State Troopers responded to a call of a downed aircraft at approximately 5 p.m. on June 8.

Authorities pronounced 66-year-old Phillip Sloan, of Mena, dead at the scene. Sloan was piloting the single-engine aircraft when it went down near Sand Creek Road in the southwestern part of the county, near the Grant County line.

A passenger, 19-year-old Ross Goodner, of Boles, was injured in the crash and was taken to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was notified and will investigate what caused the crash.

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