HAMMOND, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Police (LSP) are on the scene of a small plane crash that happened on Interstate 12 westbound near Pumpkin Center in unincorporated Tangipahoa Parish.
From LSP: While landing, the plane hit the driver’s side of a Ford pick-up truck. The plane landed in the median of the interstate. No one was injured. LSP has closed the left lane of I-12 westbound for crews to clear the scene.
According to Hammond Airport Director David Lobue, around 3:45 p.m on Thursday a Beechcraft Bonanza 35 was flying from Houston, Texas to Hammond, La when the Hammond tower was told the aircraft had an oil pressure loss. The engine quit and the pilot landed the plane on I-12 between a weigh station and the Pumpkin Center Road exit.
Three people were on board and there are no reported injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared the scene and is moving the aircraft off the interstate.