New Orleans news anchor among 2 killed in small plane crash, reports say


NEW ORLEANS – A longtime New Orleans news anchor and a pilot were killed in a small plane crash Friday afternoon, FOX 8 confirmed. 

Nancy Parker, a journalist at FOX 8, worked at the news station for 23 years. Parker, 53, was shooting a story in the stunt plane when it crashed. 

The crash was reported just after 3 p.m. a field in near Jourdan and Morrison roads in New Orleans East. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane involved was a 1983 Pitts S-2B aircraft. The cause of the crash is unknown. 

Parker is survived by her husband and three children.

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