A small plane crashed near a Louisiana airport, police say

A small plane crashed near a Louisiana airport, police say

An LSU spokesperson told Sports Illustrated that Ensminger Sr. would still coach the Peach Bowl.

The plane came down near a Walmart and U.S. Post Office at the intersection of Verot School Road and Feu Follet, according to local media.

Several players embraced Ensminger before the game.

An official said the aircraft that crashed early Saturday was an eight-passenger plane.

Ensminger Jr.is the son of Steve Ensminger, who is the offensive coordinator for the LSU football team.

Three people on the ground were treated from injuries and transported to a local hospital.

The crash site is about 4 miles from the airport.

Alton Trahan from the Lafayette Fire Department has identified the passengers in today's plane crash. TMZ reports that the plane landed in the parking lot of a Post Office and then skidded and hit a nearby vehicle.

Details are few at this time, but KPEL has been notified of a plane crash that happened this morning. "I noticed [the plane] was low and smoking like hell", said Jackson.

Witnesses told the TV station that the plane clipped a power line, apparently as it was trying to make an emergency landing.

In addition to McCord, four others aboard the plane died, including 51-year-old pilot Ian E. Biggs.

"We are devastated by the loss of such an fantastic talent and valued member of our WDSU family", WDSU president and general manager Joel Vilmenay said in a statement. Most recently, she was a digital reporter for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the in-game host for the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans.

McCord is the second journalist working in the New Orleans area to die in a plane crash this year.

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