May 27, 2014 10:41 AM by MELISSA CANONE
One person is dead after a plane crash in Vermilion Parish today.
According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at 8:24 a.m. this morning, deputies responded to a 911 call of a crop duster crashing in a field off of Ellis Bridge Road, south of Gueydan.
Sheriff Couvillon says the pilot is deceased, however the name of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
Deputies have secured the scene and contacted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB), who are responsible for handling these types of investigations, according to Sheriff Couvillon.