• Local fire chief dead after Mid-South crop duster crash

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    ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, Ark. - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a crop duster crash left one person dead. 

    Investigators told FOX13 the man killed was Fire Chief Chad Mclain with the Wheatley Volunteer Fire Department.


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    Chief Mclain has been a member of WVFD since 1994. He was a local farmer and agriculture pilot.

    It happened in Wheatley which is apart of St. Francis County. 

    Investigators were called to the scene early Wednesday morning.

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