Journalist killed in plane crash while covering story


A Louisiana journalist died when her plane crashed while she was covering a story at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Nancy Parker was with WVUE for 23 years.

“Nancy was absolutely a joy to work with each and every day”, said FOX 8 Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram. “Today we lost a wonderful journalist and remarkable friend, the New Orleans television community lost a true treasure, but beyond that, her family lost a wife, a mother and daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Parker, 53, was working on a story about a stunt pilot on Friday afternoon when the plane in which the two were flying crashed. The pilot, Franklin Augustus, was also killed.