Pilot identified after deadly crash

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • OHP Crews found the plane around 9 p.m. near Highway 59 and State Highway 127.
  • Troopers said the pilot died.
  • The small plane is believed to have taken off from a grass runway in Zena

A Grove man died in a plan crash Wednesday.

FOX23 reported Wednesday night that GRDA searched for and found an airplane that disappeared near Grove.

The authority began the search after a call from Delaware County officials.

They found the plane around 9 p.m. near Highway 59 and State Highway 127.

FOX23 confirmed the man killed was 61-year-old  Robert "Bob" Hudson.

Crews on scene  told FOX23 they think the plane lost power, which caused the crash.

The NTSB will have to confirm that when they complete their investigation.

They believe Hudson tried to turn back when he crashed. He left a grass air strip in Zena on the way to Grand Lake Airport.


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