Two men from Shreveport-Bossier and a pilot from Minden were killed when their small plane crashed Thursday in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. According to Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown, the accident outside of Chatham, a small town 25 miles outside of Monroe. Brown said that the FAA would arrive at the scene on Friday to begin its investigation and that "It [the plane] looks like it just fell out of the sky."
What We Know About the Plane Crash
The three men were in a single-engine Cessna 182. The plane had left Jackson, Mississippi earlier in the afternoon and was en route to Shreveport. One of the passengers was the chief executive of St. Armant's Rehabilitation Services, and the other was an employee of the company. The owner of the plane was not on board at the time of the crash.
As it fell to the ground, the plane grazed a logging company's building. David Greer, the owner of the company, said that his employees were just feet away from the accident. Photos taken by Greer show pieces of the plane just feet from the logging shop.
"When they heard it real close, they knew it was a plane," said Greer to KTBS. "By the time it crashed, they ran around the building and noticed the people were already deceased inside the plane. They called 911. As soon as the sheriff's department arrived, the plane had caught fire. There was an explosion, the plane actually exploded."
Leroy Stubblefield was working at the logging shop when the accident happened. He said, "We heard an engine getting closer and closer, and then there was a loud crash...It's terrible."