LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The aviation director at Lafayette Regional Airport says an antique biplane has crashed there, but the pilot and two passengers all escaped without injury.
Gregory Roberts says the 1941 closed-cockpit plane crashed about 5 p.m. Sunday while approaching the airport.
He says the plane had seat belts. All on board were from Lafayette.
Roberts says the National Transportation Safety Board was being contacted about removing the damaged plane, which he believed was built by Waco (WAH-coh) Aircraft.
Waco Aircraft Corp. of Battle Creek, Mich., says that from 1919 to 1947, Waco Aircraft Co. of Troy, Ohio, built more aircraft than any other manufacturer. The Michigan company's website says it began producing planes in 1986, using the design of Waco's last model re-engineered to meet current Federal Aviation Administration requirements.