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Light plane crashes in Red River

4 years 10 months 3 hours ago Monday, December 15 2014 Dec 15, 2014 December 15, 2014 6:14 AM December 15, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a small plane crashed in Red River after its pilot reported landing gear problems.

Detective Bobby Herring says the crash was reported just before 1:20 p.m. Sunday, after the airplane, attempting a landing at Shreveport's Downtown Airport. Herring said the pilot was told by those on the ground that his landing gear was not down, even though his instruments said the gear was down and locked.

Herring says the crash was just south of the airport in a hard-to-access area.

He says the 34-year-old pilot, who was not identified, was not injured and was rescued by a sheriff's patrol boat.

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