Civilian aircraft crashes on Barksdale’s east reservation

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Barksdale Air Force Base

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – At approximately 4:45 a.m. today, local Air Traffic
Controllers lost radar contact with a civilian light aircraft over the east reservation of Barksdale Air
Force Base. The installation was notified by the Federal Aviation Administration at 5 a.m. and first
responders were dispatched for a search with intent to rescue operation.

 Personnel from the base, with assistance from the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, located the aircraft at approximately 8:25 a.m. The scene was secured and the incident is currently under investigation. 

No additional information is available at this time.

BPT will update this developing story as further information is made available