Iberia

Apr 5, 2014 7:05 PM by katc

New Information in Small Plane Crash in Iberia Parish

The pilot of a small plane has only minor injuries after a crash this afternoon in New Iberia. Deputies say reports of an aircraft accident west of the runway at the Acadiana Regional Airport came around 3:10 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say a single engine aircraft crashed near 4100 Industrial Drive. Deputies say the pilot, 72-year-old Thomas Belisle of Stockton, California, was the only person on board the single engine aircraft. Belisle was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Investigators say Belisle was traveling from an air show in Lakeland, Florida to visit friends in New Iberia when the accident occurred. The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

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