Fatality confirmed after crop duster crash in Tensas Parish
TENSAS PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Authorities are investigating a fatal plane crash in northern Tensas Parish. It happened on the afternoon of Jan. 19, 2021.
According to the Louisiana State Police, the plane was a crop duster. One fatality has been confirmed. There were no other occupants.
Tensas Parish Sheriff Rickey Jones said the plane crashed off of Highway 888. The Northeast Louisiana Ambulance Service, who got the call around 2:39 p.m., said the area was near Big Lake.
The plane was registered to Tensas Flying Service. The National Transportation Safety Board says they are investigating.
NTSB is investigating the Tue., Jan. 19, 2021, crash of an Air Tractor AT-802A airplane, Newellton, LA. The NTSB is not traveling to the scene at this time.— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) January 19, 2021
There’s no word yet on what caused the crash.
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