Pilot makes emergency landing in Gonzales
Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 10:14 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2022 at 5:14 PM CST
GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a pond in Gonzales Thursday morning, Nov. 10.
The pilot, who was the only person on board, was not injured, Gonzales Police said.
Witnesses on the scene said the pilot deployed a parachute, and the plane made a gentle touchdown in the water.
The pond where the plane touched down is next to River Parishes Community College on West Edenborne Parkway. That location is near the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.
Gonzales Police spokesperson Ami Clouatre said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is enroute to investigate.
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