Report: Small plane traveling to Peach Bowl crashes in Louisiana; at least 5 dead
Awful news out of Louisiana to pass along today…
WAFB 9 is reporting that a small plane that was traveling to see the LSU-Oklahoma game in Atlanta crashed in Lafayette, Louisiana leaving at least five people dead.
According to the report, six people were inside an eight-passenger Piper Fixed Wing Multi-Engine aircraft when it crashed near the post office at the intersection of Feu Follet Road and Verot School Road, roughly a mile west of the airport, at approximately 9 a.m. local time Saturday morning. A passenger and a person on the ground at the nearby post office were reportedly sent to the hospital.
Acadian Ambulance responded to the crash of a small civilian airplane in Lafayette (La) this morning and transported two patients to a local hospital. pic.twitter.com/f0SKqNJI7V
— Acadian Companies (@AcadianNews) December 28, 2019
Witnesses told local media that the small aircraft had hit a power line while trying to make an emergency landing.
Records show that the aircraft was heading to Dekalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Georgia.
Further details of the crash have not been released and the investigation is ongoing.
Saturday Down South will continue to follow this breaking story.