According to NPR, a small, two engine Piper Cheyenne plane was set to arrive in Atlanta, Georgia for a Louisiana State University football game on the day it tragically crashed. Along with the five initial passengers who lost their lives in the crash, another passenger faced several injuries and people surrounding the ground level of the crash were also hurt.
Authorities have reported that Carley McCord, sports reporter and the daughter-in-law of Steve Ensminger LSU offensive coordinator, was one of the identified deceased aboard the flight. Other passengers were identified as:
Officials reported that the plane crashed into an office parking lot around 9:00 am.
The incident occurred fairly close to the original takeoff location at the Lafayette Regional Airport. While an investigation is currently underway by the National Transportation Safety Board, an official cause of crash is yet to be discovered.
Lafayette residents have been alerted to stay away from the crash scene to ensure proper inspection.
According to ABC News, the National Transportation Safety Board reports:
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