Minden Pilot Dies in Plane Crash

Written by on February 7, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be on the scene of a plane crash just outside of Chatham, Louisiana this morning to investigate a plane crash that killed three men, including a resident of Minden.

The News Star in Monroe reports the three victims as Chris Mudd and Wade Williams, both of the Shreveport-Bossier area, and Robert Gilliam of Minden. The plane left Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday, February 6, bound for Shreveport, but did not make it. The plane lost contact with Monroe Regional Airport around 2:11 p.m. The first call received by emergency services of the crash was at 2:20 p.m. The plane crashed near Louisiana Highway 34 on the property of a logging company and according to reports caught a building on fire. No injuries on the ground were reported.

Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown said this is the first time he has been involved in a plane crash in Jackson Parish. “I have been sheriff for 16 years and I have never investigated or been involved in an airplane crash in Jackson Parish,” said Brown.

The Eros and Chatham Fire Departments, Chatham Police Department, Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police were all on scene Thursday afternoon. The FAA is expected to be on scene this morning to begin their investigation.

KBEF will follow up this article as more information is made available.

Banner photo courtesy of www.myarklamiss.com, used with permission.

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