Small plane crashes at Shreveport Regional Airport

August 22, 2018

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say a small private plane went down right after takeoff at Shreveport Regional Airport.

Airport spokesman Mark Crawford tells news outlets the pilot took off about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, but immediately discovered she had engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing.

The plane, a Cessna 172, crashed off the runway into a field near a fence on the property.

The pilot is believed to have been the only person on board and had minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

More than a dozen emergency units responded to the accident.

The crash is under investigation.

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