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2 killed in New Orleans plane crash; TV news reporter among those killed

Posted: 8:53 PM, Aug 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 20:53:39-04
2 killed in New Orleans plane crash; TV news reporter among those killed

Two people died in a small plane crash near New Orleans on Friday, including a TV news anchor.

According to the City of New Orleans, the crash took place at 3 p.m. on Friday near the city's lakefront. New Orleans' fire department extinguished a small fire.

The city confirmed that the FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.

Nancy Parker, a reporter for New Orleans TV station WVUE, and the plane's pilot, were killed. WVUE said that Parker had been a reporter with the station for 23 years.

WVUE reported that the plane was a 1983 Pitts S-2B, and had crashed a half mile from New Orleans International Airport.