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Plane Crash Kills Pilot, Girl

January 03, 2003|From Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, La. — The crash Thursday of a small plane that killed a man and a 13-year-old girl was witnessed by the girl's father, who was flying nearby in a second aircraft, authorities said.

The single-engine plane went down about four miles north of Shreveport's Downtown Airport, authorities said. The father, William Ledger, made an emergency landing after seeing the crash, officials said.

Officials said pilot John Jordan, 48, of Bossier City, was found dead at the scene. Passenger Erika Ledger, of St. Amant, was pronounced dead at LSU Hospital in Shreveport.

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