UPDATE: Carley McCord, 34, a sports broadcaster married to the son of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, died Saturday in the plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana. She was on her way to Atlanta to cover a game.
McCord was among the five people killed in the crash, according to her husband, Steve Ensminger Jr., in an interview with The Associated Press.
McCord worked as a freelance broadcaster for arious television networks, including Cox Sports Television, ESPN3 and WDSU in New Orleans. She was born in Baton Rouge.
UPDATE: Five fatalities have been confirmed by officials. One person survived the crash according to the Lafayette Fire Department. Three people on the ground were injured. Those injured were taken to the hospital.
A twin-engine plane with six passengers on board crashed in Lafayette, Louisiana, about a mile from Lafayette airport, police said. The Lafayette Fire Department said multiple people are dead and that at least one person survived the crash. He did not immediately have the exact number of deaths or survivors
Eyewitnesses say the plane hit a power line while trying to make an emergency landing. All businesses and neighborhoods in the area are without power at this time. A nearby Walmart has been closed and evacuated.
The plane crashed near a Walmart and post office at the intersection of Verot School Road and Fei Follet, local media reported.
Additional information was not immediately available. It was not immediately known if there was a distress call from the plane before the crash.
BREAKING: A small plane has crash landed in Lafayette, Louisiana, 2.3 miles from the airport. There are several fatalities. 2 people were transported from the scene with serious burns.
The plane landed in a post office parking lot & skidded into a field, after crashing into a car pic.twitter.com/KoQxc6Dxe4
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) December 28, 2019