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.

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.

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