POSTED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 10:15am
UPDATED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 4:55pm
IBERIA PARISH, LA (NBC33) — A single engine plane crashed this morning in Iberia Parish. The pilot was transported to a local hospital, but the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that crash was called in shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 29. When deputies arrived they found the single engine, fixed winged plan in an open field.
Acadian Ambulance arrived on scene and transported the pilot to a local hospital. They say he was awake and alert at the time of transport, but an update on his condition was not provided.
Witnesses say the plane had been practicing landing and takeoffs all morning in the field. Preliminary reports indicate that the pilot struck a power line during an approach to land. Officials believe that could have been the cause of the crash. However, the crash is still under investigation.