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Man injured in plane crash

Sunday, September 25, 2011

At approximately 9 am Sunday morning the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office was alerted to a possible airplane crash just east of the Lafayette Regional Airport, responding deputies found a small airplane inverted in a field near the Oakbourne Country Club off of East Simcoe Street in Lafayette Parish. Deputies also located a 73 year old pilot who was responsive but injured, the man was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Sheriff's deputies confirmed there were no other injuries and have secured the area while Federal Aviation Administration Investigators and National Transportation Saftey Board Investigators respond. The identity of the pilot has not been released at this time.

Kip Judice
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
337 236-5876