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Arkansas Plane Crash Victims Identified, Connections to East Palestine Train Derailment?


On Wednesday, a twin-engine plane crashed near a 3M manufacturing plant in Little Rock, Arkansas, killing all five passengers on board.

The flight took off from Little Rock’s Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

BREAKING: Small Plane Crashes Near Factory in Arkansas, Kills All Five Passengers

Reports indicated inclement weather may have caused the catastrophic plane crash.

“The plane crash at the Little Rock airport occurred with a line of showers that were moving quickly east with strong winds out of the west northwest. At the time of the crash (12:02 PM), Adams Field recorded a wind gust of 46 MPH,” KATV Meteorologist James Bryant said.

However, new reports indicate there is more to this story.

The crew that died on the plane crash outside of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport was reportedly traveling to the Bedford manufacturing plant explosion in Ohio.

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Now, here’s where things get even more suspicious.

The crew has connections to East Palestine via the contractor, CTEH, hired by Norfolk Southern to conduct toxicology tests after the train derailment.

Is the “Independent Contractor” That’s Conducting Toxicology Tests In East Palestine in Norfolk Southern’s Pocket?

All five passengers were CTEH employees heading to Ohio to help with the cleanup of the explosion.


KATV reported:

The five employees of a Little Rock-based environmental consulting firm who died when a small airplane crashed while departing the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport on Wednesday have been identified by the company.

An official from CTEH said the plane piloted by Sean Sweeney carried Gunter Beaty, Kyle Bennett, Micah Kendrick, and Glenmarkus Walker.

The plane carrying the five of them was en route to the John Glenn International Airport in Columbus, Ohio after an explosion at an Ohio metals plant earlier this week killed one worker and sent more than a dozen to the hospital.

“We are incredibly saddened to report the loss of our Little Rock colleagues,” Dr. Paul Nony, senior vice president of the company said on Wednesday. “We ask everyone to keep the families of those lost and the entire CTEH team in their thoughts and prayers.”

According to the company’s website, Bennett was a staffing manager of logistics and Kendrick was a safety supervisor.

“It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of our colleague,” the company wrote of both Bennett and Kendrick. “Our condolences and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

There were no employee profiles found online for Beaty, Sweeney, or Walker.

According to reports, Norfolk Southern attempted to persuade Ohio residents to waive their legal rights in the train derailment’s aftermath.

The waiver reportedly would hold Norfolk Southern and its affiliates, including CTEH, harmless of any future liabilities.

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From Kanekoa News:

It is concerning to hear that 340 residents affected by the Norfolk Southern train crash in East Palestine, Ohio, may have already signed settlement agreements that waive their legal rights. Residents should seek legal advice before signing any contracts to ensure that they receive proper compensation for any damages or losses they have suffered.

In a similar 2005 incident, a Norfolk Southern train crashed and spilled toxic chemicals in Graniteville, South Carolina, causing 5,400 residents to evacuate their homes. Residents who immediately accepted compensation and signed settlement agreements with Norfolk Southern forfeited their right to any further damages.

It is also concerning to hear that the EPA is not testing homes and businesses and instead recommending residents sign contracts with CTEH, a consulting firm hired by Norfolk Southern with a controversial reputation.

Residents affected by the Norfolk Southern train crash deserve an independent testing company that does not have a track record of downplaying the impact of environmental disasters to cater to the interests of their corporate employers. Otherwise, it would be like having the proverbial “fox guarding the chicken coop.”

Watch Glenn Beck interview Katlyn Schwarzwaelder, a Doberman kennel owner in East Palestine, Ohio, for additional details:


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