Two people were killed when their small aircraft crashed near Lake Hatch just eight miles southwest of Houma, Louisiana.
The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said it happened around noon on Friday.
Sheriff Timothy Soignet said in a release, that Terrebonne Parish Water Patrol agents along with agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Dularge Fire Department were dispatched to search for the downed aircraft. The Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit and Detective Bureau also responded to the search using airboats.
The plane was located using coordinates given to dispatchers before the plane went down. The identity of the two people killed in the crash has not be released.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are also investigating what led to the plane crash.
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Stone County authorities are investigating the cause of a fiery plane crash in Stone County Saturday afternoon.
The crash happened near the Kimberling airport in Kimberling City.
Two people were on board the plane and suffered minor burns. Their injuries are not life-threatening.
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A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Victoria International Airport Saturday afternoon, landing their small plane on its belly in a grassy area near the airport’s runways.
A spokesperson for the airport told CTV News Vancouver Island that the plane was a Nanchang CJ-6. The Nanchang is a type of Chinese military training plane that’s commonly held by private owners, according to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
The airport said the pilot of the small plane was uninjured.
“We are extremely glad there were no serious injuries and the pilot was successful in doing his landing,” the spokesperson said.
After the emergency landing, the aircraft was loaded onto a trailer and taken back to the owner’s hangar.
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A 26 year old man was piloting an aircraft when the accident occurred.
A passenger, a 26 year old German man, is in a serious condition after being cut out of the aircraft by firefighters.
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Five people have died after two tourist aircraft collided in mid-air in France on Saturday afternoon.
A ULM (ultralight two-person plane) crashed into a tourist plane in Loches, Indre-et-Loire at around 4.45pm local time.
Reports claim the two people in the ULM and three passengers in the tourist plane have died.
The tourist plane had taken off from the city of Poitiers, located about 100km from Loches.
The flightpath of the ULM remains unknown at this time.
The fatal collision happened in the air over the entrance to the small city, on the Châteauroux side.
According to Nadia Seghier, the secretary general of the prefecture of Indre-et-Loire, the small ULM fell near the city centre, “on the fence of a house in Loches, France Bleu reports.
The tourist plane, a DA40 type aircraft, crashed “several hundred meters away in an uninhabited area”, not far from the water tower.
No one on the ground were injured.
About fifty firefighters and thirty gendarmes were scrambled to the scene, as well as a number of aviation specialists.
Photos show emergency vehicles and other cars backed up on a road while a perimeter has been set up by police to keep other motorists and pedestrians away.
Nadia Seghier, secretary general of the prefecture of Indre-et-Loire, told French media that the two aircraft landed some distance from one another.
“A small ULM carrying two people and a DA40-type tourist plane carrying three people telescoped around 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm, the first landing on the fence of a house in Loches, without causing any additional victims, the second at several hundred metres in an uninhabited area,” she told Agence France-Presse (AFP).
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A small plane crashed and burned in a parking lot near Van Nuys Airport on Friday, killing two people aboard while barely missing parked cars in a narrow space between industrial buildings.
The plane went down shortly after 3 p.m. on Hayvenhurst Avenue just west of the airport, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.
It didn’t hit any buildings, the department said. Nobody on the ground was hurt but the plane damaged three cars.
The crash site is just off of a runway.
Televised news reports showed firefighters hosing down the blackened wreckage in the middle of the lot, between some parked cars only feet away. One piece of wreckage appeared to have landed in the back of a pickup truck.
The single-engine Navion B had left Van Nuys Airport and was heading to Santa Ynez Airport in Santa Barbara County when it went down, according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Santa Ynez is next to the Chumash Casino Resort, about 100 miles from Van Nuys.
There was no immediate word on what caused the crash.
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Officials say a small plane has crashed near a Tennessee airport, killing two people and seriously injuring another. The Federal Aviation Administration said three people were aboard a single-engine Piper PA-28 airplane that crashed on Tuesday afternoon. A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said the plane took off from Warren County Memorial Airport in McMinnville and crashed in a nearby field. A witness said the plane appeared to be trying to return to the airport when it crashed. The identities of the two people who were killed were not immediately released. The third person on the plane suffered serious injuries. The NTSB is investigating.
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Kerala plane crash: At least 14 dead and several injured as aircraft ‘splits in two’ at airport #PlaneCrash #Kerala #India
At least 14 people are dead after an Air India Express flight carrying 191 passengers skidded off the runway at Calicut Airport in Kerala.
The plane, which had 10 infants on board, was coming in from Dubai when it overshot the runway and split into two as it landed in heavy rain on Friday, police said.
Police in India said at least 14 people have died in the crash, with another 123 injured.
Shashi Tharoor, a Congress party lawmaker from the state, said the two pilots were killed.
NDTV news channel reported that 30 to 40 people were hospitalised and that other passengers had been evacuated from the aircraft.
Rajiv Jain, a spokesman for the civil aviation ministry, said the plane broke into two pieces on impact.
He said no fire was reported on the Boeing 737 aircraft and that rescue operations are ongoing, with some injured people being taken to hospital.
There were 174 adult passengers, 10 infants, two pilots and five cabin crew on board the aircraft, Mr Jain added.
Government official Amitabh Kant said the runway is on a hilltop with deep gorges on either side, making it difficult to land.
“The incident happened because of heavy rains and poor visibility. This is truly devastating,” he told NDTV.
Indian Home Minister Amit Shah said in a tweet that he was “distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft” at Calicut.
The incident took place at around 7.38pm local time during very heavy rainfall in the area.
The plane flew from Dubai to Calicut in the state of Kerala, southern India, and was a repatriation flight operated by the government to bring Indians home during international travel restrictions due to coronavirus.
Air India Express is a subsidiary of Air India.
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