Body of pilot, plane wreckage, believed found

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Authorities may have found the plane that left Greenville Friday bound for Jonesboro, Ark. and the body of its pilot, according to multiple sources in Mississippi.

WLBT-3 in Jackson, Miss. is confirming that wreckage of the plane and the body of Monty Hudson, 48, was found approximately 12 miles east of Philadelphia, Miss. at 8 p.m. on Monday night.

Hudson left Greenville Friday on his way to Jonesboro with a scheduled stop in Cleveland, Miss. to refuel.

Officials with the Civil Air Patrol said radar last picked up Hudson’s plane – described as a yellow and blue AT 602 Air Tractor Air Craft – on Friday near Livingston, Ala.