5 Killed in Louisiana Plane Crash Saturday Morning

5 Dead, 4 Hospitalized after Plane Crashes, Hits Car in Lafayette


Five people died, and several others were hospitalized when a plane crashed in a parking lot and struck a car in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a two-engine Piper Cheyenne took off from the Lafayette Regional Airport and then crashed at around 9:20 a.m. local time just a mile away.

The plane had six occupants at the time of the crash. Five of them died in the crash. One survivor was hospitalized in unknown condition.

Fire officials said the plane struck a car after crashing in the parking lot.

Three people on the ground were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

FAA, Lafayette firefighters, and National Transportation Safety Board officials responded to the scene.