LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Five people are dead after a small plane crashed near a post office in southern Louisiana on Saturday, authorities said.
Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit told KLFY-TV that the aircraft was an eight-passenger plane. He said there was one survivor in addition to the five fatalities. Three people on the ground were transported to the hospital. The report said a nearby Walmart store was evacuated as a precaution.
Acadian Ambulance said via Twitter that it responded to the scene of a "crash of a small civilian airplane" in Lafayette and transported a total of four patients: one who was on board the aircraft and three who were on the ground. There was no immediate information released on their conditions.
Eyewitnesses told KLFY TV that lights went out at homes and bu