Gust of wind likely cause of plane crash

Pilot taken to hospital with serious injuries

SHREVEPORT, La. - A strong gust of wind is likely the cause of a small plane crash at Shreveport Downtown Airport.

The crash happened shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Officials with the Shreveport Fire Department say a gust of wind hit the plane as it was landing that cause it to flip over. One of the plane's wings were ripped off. 

The pilot of the plane was the only person on board.

Fire crews treated him at the scene and he was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non life threatening injuries. 

Emergency crews reported that the pilot sustained a minor abrasion to his head and was experiencing some difficulty breathing while being transported.  

In addition to performing life-saving procedures, fire crews were called to contain a fuel leak and control hazardous emissions. 

The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) and the Shreveport Airport Authority are investigating the crash. 

 

 

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