Plane crash

SHREVEPORT, La. - Two men escaped injury Sunday when their plane crash into the Red River.

Caddo Parish deputies said the men were practicing touch-and-go landings at the Shreveport Downtown Airport when their Cessna's engine failed just before 11 a.m.

The plane went down in the river near the end of the south runway.

Deputies said both men were able to get out of the plane and swim to the Bossier City side of the river. They did not appear to be injured, but were taken to Ochsner LSU Health as a precaution.   

According to deputies another pilot said he saw the plane take off, heard the engine stop, saw the plane drop below the tree line and called 911. 

The plane was expected to be removed from the river on Monday.

The names of the pilot and passenger have not been released.


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