Opelousas, LA - A Tulsa man was treated for injuries suffered after his single-engine plane crashed in southern Louisiana.
The crash happened Saturday at about 11 a.m. The pilot, identified as 52-year-old Arnold Reed Johnstone of Tulsa, was taking off from St. Landry Parish Airport when the plane apparently lost power.
Johnstone, a retired commercial pilot, was taken to Opelousas General Health System and treated for mild to moderate injuries before being released later in the day.
Johnstone was the only one aboard the aircraft.
FAA investigators are now trying to determine what caused the plane to crash.
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Federal investigators are working to determine what caused a small plane to crash over the weekend shortly after takeoff from the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas.
The Federal Aviation Administration was notified after the single-engine plane crashed about 11 a.m. Saturday.
The pilot, 52-year-old Arnold Reed Johnstone, of Tulsa, Okla., was treated at Opelousas General Health System for mild to moderate injuries and released Saturday afternoon. Det. Darren Zachary of the Opelousas Police Department says Johnstone, a retired commercial pilot, was the only occupant in the four-passenger plane.
St. Landry Parish Director of Administration Jessie Bellard told The Daily World that the crash happened after the plane appeared to lose power.