In Class Writing
Who: Rufus N. Hebernowski
What: Jet aircraft crash kills pilot, destroys vehicles
Where: Mall on western edge of town
Why: Crashed jet he was piloting
How: Pilot crashed jet into parking lot
A US Air Force Major killed, property destroyed after single aircraft crash at Super Shopping Mall parking lot on the west side of town Friday.
A peaceful Friday afternoon at the Super Shopping Mall turned deadly after Rufus N. Hebernowski, a United States Air Force Major, crashed his aircraft into the parking lot at the north end of the mall. Hebernowski was killed on impact. None on the ground were injured, and 15 cars in the mall parking lot were destroyed in the wreckage. Hebernowski was stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base and had no local connections.