Coast Guard and local agencies respond to plane crash in Lake Pontchartrain

45 New OrleansNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to search for two people in the water after a plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain near Lake Front Airport, Satuday.

One person was rescued by a good samaritan and then transferred to a 45-foot Response Boat- Medium from Coast Guard Station New Orleans and delivered to emergency medical services for further medical care.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station New Orleans have been doing search patterns in the area since the initial report of the crash.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries assisted with side-scan sonar and was able to locate what appears to be wings.

The state has rescue divers scheduled to arrive on scene and search the debris.

The Coast Guard and local agencies have rescued one person and are searching for two more people in the water after a plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain near Lake Front Airport, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a good Samaritan at 8:20 p.m. of a Cessna training flight crashing into the water.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat- Medium crew
  • Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew
  • Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station New Orleans
  • New Orleans Fire Department
  • New Orleans Police Department

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector New Orleans (504) 365-2200.

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