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

Posted: 8:53 PM, Aug 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 23:39:06-04
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, an anchor 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.