Memorial set up marking one year anniversary of Lafayette plane crash

Posted at 9:47 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 14:42:33-05

Monday, December 28, 2020, marks one year since a small plane went down shortly after take-off at Lafayette Regional Airport.

The crash killed five of the six people on board when it crashed near a post office on Feu Follet Road about a mile away from the airport.

One year later, it's still unclear what caused the plane to go down. A small memorial has been set up in the field where the plane crashed, a reminder of the tragedy that unfolded there.

The memorial features a cross with five hearts. One for each of the victims. Five balloons, doves, and sets of fresh flowers in their memory fill the memorial space.

The crash killed five of the six people on board the plane and seriously injured a woman on the ground. The plane was heading to Atlanta for an LSU football game when it went down Among those killed was Carley McCord, a New Orleans sports reporter, and the daughter-in-law of an LSU coach.

On Monday, her husband, Steven Ensminger Jr., posted on Twitter that featured a handwritten letter to him from Carley before their wedding in 2018.

In his post, Ensminger Jr. says he can smile knowing she loved him until the day she died.

The NTSB was in Lafayette in the days and weeks after the crash. A final report and perhaps more answers about what happened could come within the next four months.

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