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Three Killed as Sky-Diving Plane Crashes in Louisiana


CROWLEY, La. (AP) — A small plane carrying a group of sky divers has crashed in south-central Louisiana, killing three people and injuring two others on board.

Acadia Parish sheriff's deputy Maxine Trahan says there was a pilot and four jumpers aboard the single-engine plane.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says witnesses reported seeing the Cessna 182 take off about 2:30 p.m. Saturday from LeGros Memorial Airport in Acadia Parish. Lunsford says the plane was about 200 feet in the air when it lost power and the pilot attempted to make it back to the runway.

Trahan says one of the survivors has been released from the hospital and the other is staying overnight. She has not released the identities of those on board.

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