A plane crashed into the water on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Garland County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.
It was reportedly a small-engine aircraft that had gone down in a cove located off 161 Port Au Prince Street. GCSO officials got a call from the Hot Springs airport control tower about a single-engine Cessna 177 airplane shortly after 8 a.m. and rushed to the scene.
Hot Springs Fire Department, police, and divers have responded to the scene. According to officials, a female occupant of the aircraft was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Another male was recovered from the airplane by divers. According to officials, his condition is unknown.
The cause of the crash has not been determined yet. The plane was identified as a 177 Cardinal with tail number N3138T. It departed from Kentucky and was diverted to the Hot Springs Airport “due to aircraft distress,” officials said. The county emergency hotline was notified when the aircraft did not arrive at the airport.
There is no word on how many people were on board at the time of the crash.
This is a developing story.