Small plane crashes along I-10 and Hwy 165 in Jeff Davis Parish

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A small plane crashed Saturday evening west of Meyers Field which is located along Interstate 10 near Highway 165 in Jeff Davis Parish.

Deputy Elam Fontenot with the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office said, “According to the pilot, he lost altitude for an unknown reason, and was able to land the plane safely west of the airfield in the brush.”

No injuries were reported.

Local residents are assisting the pilot in retrieving the plane from the field.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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