Sunday, November 24, 2019

Cessna 150H, N22931: Accident occurred November 24, 2019 near Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN), Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances after takeoff into the river.


https://registry.faa.gov/N22931 


Date: 24-NOV-19
Time: 16:51:00Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SHREVEPORT
State: LOUISIANA

Authorities responded to a report of an aircraft in the Red River late Sunday morning. Two men on board the plane escaped, apparently without major injuries.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 11:00 a.m. Sunday, two men were practicing touch-and-go landings at the Shreveport Downtown Airport when the engine apparently failed in their Cessna 150H.

The plane went into the Red River near the end of the south runway, but the men were able to get out and swim to the Bossier City side of the river. The men did not appear to be injured but were taken to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport as a precaution, authorities said.

A deputy said a pilot at the airport saw the plane take off, then heard its engine stop. He saw the plane drop below the tree line and called 911.

Bossier City police and fire departments and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with Shreveport Fire and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Shortly after the incident, the airport returned to normal operations, however the plane had not been removed from the site of the crash as of Sunday afternoon.

The names of the two men involved were not immediately released.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.bossiernow.com

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, Louisiana (KSLA) — Two men are safe following a plane crash in the Red River on Sunday morning.

According to Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Gray, just before 11 a.m., two men were practicing touch-and-go landings at Shreveport Downtown Airport when the engine failed in their Cessna 150H.

The plane went into the Red River near the end of the airport’s south runway. Another pilot told CPSO that they saw the plane take off and heard its engine stop.

When he saw the plane drop below the tree line, he called 911, according to CPSO.

According to Bossier City Spokeswoman Traci Landry, two people were safely able to get out of the plane after crashing.

The pair were found near the Bossier City water plant, near Traffic Street and Berry Street. They were sent to a Shreveport hospital as a precaution.

Shreveport Fire Department responded to the scene as well as the Bossier City Police, Bossier City Fire Department and Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. Crews remain on scene to investigate.

Stacy Kuba, interim director of airports for the Shreveport Airport Authority, says the Downtown Airport has returned to normal operations.

The plane is expected to be removed at a later date.

Story and video ➤ https://www.ksla.com




SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Law enforcement from both sides of the Red River responded to a plane crash in the river Sunday.

According to Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, the two men inside the Cessna 150H, were practicing touch-and-go landings at the Shreveport Downtown Airport when their engine failed just before 11 a.m.. The plane went into the Red River near the end of the south runway.

Both men were able to get out and swim to the Bossier side of the river. They did not appear to be injured but were taken to Ochsner LSU Health as a precaution.   

According to deputies another pilot said he saw the plane take off, heard the engine stop, saw the plane drop below the tree line and called 911. 

Stacy Kuba, interim director of airports for the Shreveport Airport Authority, said the airport has returned to normal operations. The plane is expected to be removed at a later date.

No names of those involved have been released pending contact with their families.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.ktbs.com

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