NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans television journalist Nancy Parker and the pilot of a small stunt plane are dead after their aircraft went down in a field near Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.
WVUE-TV said the 53-year-old Parker, who has been a reporter and anchor at the television station for 23 years, was shooting a story in a stunt plane when the crash occurred.
The pilot of the aircraft Franklin J.P. Augustus, was a member of a group that honored the Tuskegee Airmen.
A Federal Aviation Administration statement said the plane was a 1983 Pitts S-2B aircraft that crashed in an empty field about a half-mile south of the airport, which accommodates smaller aircraft, under unknown circumstances. That model aircraft is a biplane.
Parker leaves behind her husband, Glyn Boyd, and three children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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