US: 5 killed in Louisiana small plane crash

Six passengers, including three crew members onboard

US: 5 killed in Louisiana small plane crash


By Safvan Allahverdi


At least five people were killed and another severely injured in a plane crash in the U.S. state of Louisiana, local media reported Saturday.

The twin-engine plane crashed in a parking lot of a post office in Lafayette after taking off from Lafayette Airport -- 1 miles (1.6 kilometers) away.

Six passengers, including three-flight crew, were onboard the plane, according to reports.

The plane hit a power line while trying to make an emergency landing, according to witnesses accounts.

No immediate official statement was made on the reason for the crash.

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