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Small plane crash kills sheriff's office pilot, 2nd person

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A man who was the pilot and attorney for a southwest Louisiana sheriff's office and a second person died when their small plane crashed in a neighboring parish, apparently during a flying lesson.

Posted: Feb 3, 2021 4:25 PM

HACKBERRY, La. (AP) — A man who was the pilot and attorney for a southwest Louisiana sheriff's office and a second person died when their small plane crashed in a neighboring parish, apparently during a flying lesson. Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson tells news agencies that two bodies were removed from the plane that crashed Tuesday evening on a small island near Hackberry. He told The American Press that the plane then submerged. He told KPLC-TV they were believed to be pilot and student. On Wednesday, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso's voice broke as he told reporters that victim Rock Palermo was the department's pilot, attorney and friend.

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