Agencies from all over Washington County responded to a report a plane crash September 23. According to Kelly Cantrell, a spokesperson for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported seeing a small plane go down south Prairie Grove around 8:45 PM. Crew converged on the area but had difficulty finding the crash site. Crews searched on the ground, used drones and the Central EMS helicopter.
“We were happy to help in the search, but no one was more surprised that our helicopter would play such a large role,” Assistant Chief Steve Harrison said, “for that matter, I didn’t know we had a helicopter.”