Authorities ID victims in Jackson Parish fatal plane crash

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Published: Feb. 7, 2020 at 9:47 AM CST
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UPDATE: According to Alex Lemishko, an air safety investigator, the plane was originally on it's way to Shreveport, but the pilot requested to land in Ruston, though there are still no details as to why. He said a preliminary report should be done within two weeks, but the full investigation could take up to two years.


The Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the victims in yesterday’s fatal plane crash.

Two of the men were residents of Shreveport. The plane was a Cessna 182.

*Christopher Mudd of Shreveport

*Wade Williams of Shreveport

*William Robert Gilliam of Minden

The small plane was en route to Shreveport from Jackson, Ms. The single-engine plane went down on DG&E Logging & Chipping Inc. property along Louisiana Highway 34 about a mile north of Chatham.

All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown said that the tower at Monroe Regional Airport lost radar contact with the plane about 2:11 p.m.

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