1 dead in plane crash at Slidell Municipal Airport, police search for possible survivors

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SLIDELL, La. (WDSU) — At least one person is dead Wednesday night after officials say a plane crashed at the Slidell Municipal Airport.

The Slidell Police Department made the announcement around 7:30 p.m., but said few details are available at this time.

The St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 confirmed at least one death related to the crash.

Slidell Police say they are currently searching the wooded area near the plane crash site to see if there are any possible survivors.

The St. Tammany Fire Protection District and police will remain at the scene overnight until the FAA takes over the investigation.

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