Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer Aircraft Crash in Arkansas

 At the Sheridan Municipal Airport in Arkansas, several people were injured when the Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer Aircraft crashed while taking off, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 31, 2012.

A statement made by a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said then the Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer went down, two people on board the aircraft suffered serious injuries and were transported to a hospital for treatment. 

Grant County deputies were alerted when one of the men on board called 911 for help. Deputies said inside the plane was Wesley Griffin and the pilot Warren Wilkerson.  Mr. Wilkerson was flown by helicopter to a Little Rock hospital and Griffin is now recovering in a hospital close to Sheridan.

Reasons for the crash are not known at this time; however FAA investigators were headed to the scene for further investigation.