BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Dr. Hypolite Landry, a former East Baton Rouge coroner, and record-setting pilot passed away on Saturday, March 18, family confirms. He was 96.
In 1969, Landry became a record-setting pilot and set the world record for the quickest flight around the world in a single-engine plane.
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Dr. Landry was first elected as coroner in 1971 and served for 27 years. He retired from his position in 1998.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office released the following statement about Landry’s passing:
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