Okmulgee plane crash under investigation

PRESTON, Okla._Authorities are investigating the cause of an airplane crash in Okmulgee County that killed the only person on board.

Officials say the body of the plane's pilot, Gene Thompson of Tulsa, was found in the wreckage following Friday's crash.

The plane crashed outside the town of Preston in Okmulgee County. Preston is about five miles north of Okmulgee.

The Cessna 172, single-engine aircraft was reported missing when it failed to arrive at Tulsa's Riverside Airpark after departing from Fort Worth.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.