New details released in plane crash that killed New Orleans news anchor

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NEW ORLEANS (WKRG/AP) — UPDATE (8/17) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details in a crash that killed a New Orleans news anchor.

The NTSB says the plane crashed shortly after taking off from the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

They say the pilot radioed in shortly after takeoff that he was having problems, and witnesses say they saw the plane appear to have engine troubles before crashing into the ground.

Read the full statement below:

Original story

Two people have died in a plane crash in New Orleans Friday. Officials say the small plane crashed in a field near Jordan and Morrison. One of the people who died in the crash was WVUE news anchor Nancy Parker. The pilot was also killed in the crash.

The station says the 53-year-old journalist was shooting a story in a stunt plane when the crash occurred.

Read Nancy’s bio here.

A Federal Aviation Administration statement says the plane was a 1983 Pitts S-2B aircraft that it crashed about a half mile south of the airport under unknown circumstances.

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