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New Orleans, LA – UPDATE: Pilot Involved In Deadly Plane Crash Identified

New Orleans, LA (August 20, 2019) – The pilot involved in a fatal airplane crash earlier this week in New Orleans has been identified by local authorities. The crash took place on Friday, August 16, just south of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. The pilot and his passenger were both killed in the crash. 

The pilot has been identified as 69-year-old Franklin Augustus. Augustus was an accomplished pilot,  and his passenger, Nancy Parker, was a well-known New Orleans journalist who was covering his career. Both were pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by local officials. More information will be released as the investigation continues.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Franklin Augustus and Nancy Parker at this time.

New Orleans Airplane Crashes

New Orleans, LA - UPDATE: Pilot Involved In Deadly Plane Crash IdentifiedSmall planes can be incredibly dangerous under certain circumstances. Nearly 97 percent of all deaths caused by aviation accidents happen in a small, personal aircraft. On average, there are five severe plane crashes every day, causing about 500 deaths annually.  

These accidents are usually unforeseen situations. A large percentage of plane crashes are due to engine failure or malfunction. Unfortunately, a majority of these accidents result in fatal injuries. 

At Fisher Injury Lawyers, we believe in helping families recover after the loss of a loved one. Our experienced Louisiana wrongful death attorneys have been helping the people of Louisiana for over 26 years. Contact our offices at (225) 766-1234 if you have lost a family member in an unexpected crash. 

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