An investigation is currently in progress following a Cirrus SR22 airplane crash during takeoff from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock on Sunday afternoon.
Officials from the Little Rock Fire Department have confirmed that one individual was on board the four-seater plane at approximately 1:30 p.m. when it crashed near the departure end of the runway.
The person is reported to be deceased, but the identity of the victim has not yet been disclosed.
Witnesses observed a significant amount of black smoke in the air after the incident.
Currently, details regarding the exact cause of the crash are extremely limited.
However, an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is underway.
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, commonly referred to as Adams Field, serves as a combined civil-military airport situated on the eastern side of Little Rock, Arkansas. The airport’s operations are overseen by the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.