New Orleans sports activities reporter Carley McCord was one in every of 5 folks killed when a small aircraft crashed Saturday close to Lafayette Regional Airport in Lafayette, Louisiana.
McCord’s husband, Steven Ensminger Jr., confirmed her dying to the Related Press, and mentioned the aircraft was en path to the Peach Bowl playoff sport in Atlanta between LSU and Oklahoma.
The small aircraft crashed Saturday in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The 2-engine Piper Cheyenne crashed within the car parking zone of a submit workplace round 9:20 a.m., shortly after taking off.
In keeping with native publication, the Acadiana Advocate, the 51-year-old pilot, an grownup male, an grownup feminine and her teenage son had been additionally killed. A 37-year-old man on the aircraft was hospitalized in essential situation. Three folks on the bottom had been additionally damage.
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McCord, 30, was the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. She labored as a sports activities reporter at New Orleans NBC affiliate WDSU-TV.
“It’s with damaged hearts that we share that WDSU misplaced a beloved member of our group at this time. Our hearts are with the McCord and Ensminger households presently,” the station tweeted Saturday.
It’s with damaged hearts that we share that WDSU misplaced a beloved member of our group at this time. Our hearts are with the McCord and Ensminger households presently. https://t.co/H76Mvjkooj
— wdsu (@wdsu) December 28, 2019
McCord was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from each Northwestern State College and Louisiana State College; and acquired her first broadcast job in Ohio as an in-house reporter for the Cleveland Browns.
Among the many different positions she held was as a contract sideline reporter for ESPN3. She additionally served as an in-game host for the New Orleans Pelicans and the New Orleans Saints.
“Carley was a valued member of each our New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans household as an in-game host and her infectious character and data of each groups entertained our followers,” the Pelicans mentioned in an announcement on the group web site. “Not solely was Carley a superb consultant of the Saints and Pelicans organizations, she was additionally a highly-respected member of the media overlaying sports activities.”
McCord is the second New Orleans journalist to die in a aircraft crash this yr. On August 16, longtime WVUE anchor and reporter Nancy Parker, 53, was killed whereas capturing a narrative in a stunt aircraft that crashed. Flight teacher and stunt pilot Franklin Augustus, 69, additionally died.