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2 confirmed dead in small plane crash near BAFB; investigation underway

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said the plane went down Saturday morning in the...
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said the plane went down Saturday morning in the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis.(Associated Press (custom credit) | AP)
Published: Dec. 17, 2020 at 11:42 AM CST
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (KSLA) - Two people are dead after a plane crash near Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB), officials with the base confirm.

BAFB and Bossier City authorities are investigating the crash, which happened around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Air traffic controllers lost radar contact with a civilian aircraft over the east reservation of BAFB.

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Around 5 a.m., local first responders arrived at the scene for a search and rescue operation.

Personnel from the base and Bossier City authorities found the plane around 8:25 a.m. in a wooded area on the base’s east reservation. The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office provided a drone to help find the wreckage.

The names of those killed in the crash have not yet been released, however, a source close to the family says they are two young men from the Shreveport-Bossier area.

The FAA and NTSB will take over the investigation into the crash.

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