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Ark. Doctor, Sons Found in Wreckage

January 18, 1999

HONOBIA, Okla. (AP) _ Searchers found the wreckage of a small plane Monday with the bodies of a doctor and his three young sons who crashed in an Oklahoma forest while flying home to Arkansas.

``The plane disintegrated as it went into the ground,″ said Lt. Derral Punneo of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. ``There’s not any recognizable pieces.″

Airborne state police from Arkansas spotted the plane the Kiamichi Mountains, directing ground searchers to the site of the aircraft missing since Saturday night.

``It would appear that the wreckage was scattered through a heavily wooded area, very rugged terrain,″ said Bill Sadler, a state police spokesman in Little Rock, Ark.

The victims were identified as Dr. Bruce Brown Jr., 36, of Springdale, Ark., and sons Hayden, Joshua and Weston, who ranged in age from 8 to 3.

The single-engine Cessna 182 took off Saturday night from Dallas’ Love Field.

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