Acadia Parish Plane Crash

Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a small engine plane crash in the 100 block of Rue Che'ne near Crowley.

According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, dispatchers with 911 received a call at 1:08 p.m. and immediately dispatched deputies and several members with the Crowley Fire Department to the scene.  Upon arrival deputies learned that a Venterra two seater single engine plane was attempting to make a landing on a private air strip when the front nose gear folded causing the plane to overturn.  

Melancon stated that the pilot, whose identity is not being released at this time, was owner of the plane.  He was taken to Lafayette General Hospital by Acadian Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials with FAA are expected to travel to Acadia Parish to conduct an investigation.

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