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Victims in Kaplan plane crash identified

   The victims killed in a plane crash on August 31, 2018 in Vermilion Parish have been identified as 45-year-old Marcus Todd Sampson of Seabrook, Texas and his daughter, 6-year-old Caylee Isabella Sampson.
     The National Transportation and Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash.
Earlier, we reported a different spelling for the child’s first name. The correct spelling of her first name is Caylee.
Plane hits old KATC tower in Kaplan. (Photo: KATC)
Plane hits old KATC tower in Kaplan. (Photo: KATC)

The plane hit an old KATC tower in the Kaplan area Friday.

According to the FAA, the plane was a Piper Cherokee (PA-28).

The tower stood at 1,800 feet and was being rented by KAJN radio.

KAJN is broadcasting on a 1500 Watts station for now while new equipment is being built, which will take a few weeks. Listeners can catch the station live streaming at www.kajn.com or by using the free Simple Radio app.

The station usually broadcasts at 100,000 watts, so some listeners may not be able to catch them right now.

To see our previous story, click here.

Letitia Walker

Letitia Walker

Coast Guard suspends search for man in river near Baton Rouge
Covering Louisiana

Coast Guard suspends search for man in river near Baton Rouge

 The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Baton Rouge. The Coast Guard searched

Sam Oliver named executive director of AcA
Lafayette Parish

Sam Oliver named executive director of AcA

The Acadiana Center for the Arts Board of Directors has appointed Samuel Oliver as the organization’s Executive Director, a release

Bonefish Grill raising money for Acadiana Animal Aid today
Lafayette Parish

Bonefish Grill raising money for Acadiana Animal Aid today

If you’d like to help homeless animals in Acadiana, you can stop by Bonefish Grill today for a special event.

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