The NAAA family
was greatly saddened by last week’s loss of Arkansas ag pilot Chad McLain of Wheatley,
Ark. McLain was well known in his home area as a farmer, ag pilot and Wheatley’s chief of the volunteer fire department. Our thoughts and prayers are with
his wife, Angela Holloway McLain; daughter, Ashlyn McLain; parents, Louie and
Betty McLain; and sister, Casie (Doug) Medford.
McLain, 41, was fatally injured on Wednesday morning, July 11, when the
Air Tractor 602 he was flying crashed into trees adjacent to the field he was
spraying near Wheatley. No cause of the crash has been released. The aircraft
was operated by Chism Flying Service.
The visitation was
held July 13 with the funeral service at 10 a.m., July 14,
at the First United Methodist Church in Brinkley, Ark. Interment followed the service at Johnson
Cemetery in Wheatley.
wishing to donate to a memorial in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
404 W Ash St.
PO Box 105