Author Topic: Light aircraft crashes over east reservation of Barksdale Air Force Base  (Read 1933 times)

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ARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La  (KTAL/KMSS) – At approximately 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, local Air Traffic Controllers lost radar contact with a civilian light aircraft over the east reservation of Barksdale Air Force Base, according to a press release.

According to the National Transportation and Safety Board, the aircraft was Piper PA-18-180. The NTSB will not be traveling to the crash scene at this time.

The installation was notified by the Federal Aviation Administration at 5 a.m. and first responders were dispatched for a search with intent to rescue operation.

Personnel from the base, with assistance from Bossier City authorities, located the aircraft at approximately 8:25 a.m.

The scene was secured and the incident is currently under investigation.

No additional information is available at this time.