Plane crashes near Slidell Municipal Airport

Plane goes down in woods. One dead, search for others underway
Emergency units lined up at field, no details known
Plane down at Slidell Municipal Airport Photo credit Getty Images: alexskiba

A tweet from the Slidell Police Department got the word out around 7:15pm Wednesday:

“Slidell PD is currently on the scene of a plane crash at Slidell Municipal Airport. Very few details are known at this time. We will update when we know more.”

Now, as of 9pm, Slidell Police are reporting one person is dead, and search is underway for anybody else they believe might have been aboard the ill-fated aircraft.

Slidell PD spokesperson Daniel Seuzeneau tells WWL-TV: “We have our Flir system drones looking to see if there are any other signs of life in the area. We have multiple people still searching right now. At this time we can’t determine anything else.”

Seuzeneau says officers will remain at the scene at least until morning. The FAA and St. Tammany Parish Coroner's will then investigate the crash scene.