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Wreckage of the eight-passenger plane is seen in a field in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Wreckage of the eight-passenger plane is seen in a field in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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5 dead after small plane crashes in Louisiana, officials say

A fire official says five people are dead after a small plane crashed in southern Louisiana.Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit told KLFY-TV that the aircraft was an eight-passenger plane. He said there was one survivor in addition to the five fatalities. Three people on the ground were transported to the hospital. The report said a nearby Walmart store was evacuated as a precaution.Acadian Ambulance said via Twitter that its personnel responded to the scene of a “crash of a small civilian airplane” in Lafayette and transported two patients to a local hospital.Eyewitnesses told KLFY TV that lights went out at homes and businesses near the crash and that they heard something that sounded like “a semitruck.” Several residents said they were without power.Photos of the area where the plane crashed showed a blackened car, as well as tree limbs scattered in the parking lot of a post office. The smoldering remains of the plane were resting in a field near the post office.Lafayette is located about 135 miles west of New Orleans.

LAFAYETTE, La. —

A fire official says five people are dead after a small plane crashed in southern Louisiana.

Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit told KLFY-TV that the aircraft was an eight-passenger plane. He said there was one survivor in addition to the five fatalities. Three people on the ground were transported to the hospital. The report said a nearby Walmart store was evacuated as a precaution.

Acadian Ambulance said via Twitter that its personnel responded to the scene of a “crash of a small civilian airplane” in Lafayette and transported two patients to a local hospital.

Eyewitnesses told KLFY TV that lights went out at homes and businesses near the crash and that they heard something that sounded like “a semitruck.” Several residents said they were without power.

Photos of the area where the plane crashed showed a blackened car, as well as tree limbs scattered in the parking lot of a post office. The smoldering remains of the plane were resting in a field near the post office.

Acadian Ambulance responded to the crash of a small civilian airplane in Lafayette (La) this morning and transported two patients to a local hospital. pic.twitter.com/f0SKqNJI7V

— Acadian Companies (@AcadianNews) December 28, 2019

Lafayette is located about 135 miles west of New Orleans.

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