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    Posted April 16, 2011 by
    Metairie, Louisiana
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    Small plane crashes in New Orleans


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ladimaggio was at her home when she read on Facebook that a small plane had crashed near her house. She grabbed her shoes and camera and went to go check it out. She said that the pilot of the plane did have a bandage on his arm, but no one appeared to be too seriously injured, just shaken up.
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    Around 2:30 pm, a small plane crashed in New Orleans in the Lakeview subdivision at West End Blvd and Harrison Ave.  The pilot had just left the Lakefront Airport when his engine lost power.  He was attempting to land his plane in the grassy area between the two streets when he hit a moving minivan.  Inside the van was a family, including two children, ages 2 and 1.  No one was seriously injured.


    The driver of the minivan said he did notice the plane was flying low.  The plane clipped a small tree and then hit the van, splitting the van's hood in half and smashing the windshield.  The van was pushed over a few feet, and the plane spun around landing on the neutral ground.

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