Search underway for missing plane in LeFlore County; pilot Elmer Broadbent reported missing Tuesday

LEFLORE COUNTY, Okla. - For the second time in a few days search crews are looking for a missing plane with connections to Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The search resumed Wednesday morning in LeFlore County where the plane was last seen on radar.

Elmer Broadbent, 71, was reported missing Tuesday.

Piloting a small plane, Broadbent left the Little Rock, Ark. area Monday heading for Elk City, Okla. but never arrived.

Crews are searching by air on the east side of Bowman Mountain, west of the Pipe Springs area where a woman reported seeing a plane flying extremely low, according to our northwest Arkansas NBC affiliate KNWA.

Broadbent has been a licensed pilot for 50 years.

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