Plane on way to LSU-Oklahoma football game crashes, killing 5
ATLANTA — A small plane headed to a college football playoff game between LSU and Oklahoma crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana after takeoff Saturday, killing the daughter-in-law of one of the team’s coaches and four other people on board.
The Piper Cheyenne crashed about 1 mile from Lafayette airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said.
Six people were on board, said Fire Chief Robert Benoit. A survivor was being treated at an area hospital along with two people who were in the post office.
Steven Ensminger Jr., son of LSU’s offensive coordinator, said his wife, Carley McCord, died in the crash. “I just don’t feel like this is real,” he said. “I’m praying it’s not real.”