"Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the entire Parker and Boyd families, Nancy's co-workers at WVUE, and everyone in the local media and public whose lives she touched".
A Federal Aviation spokesperson said the plane involved was a 1983 Pitts S-2B aircraft and crashed just south of the airport under unknown circumstances.
"He was one of the most passionate people I know", Thomas said.
The city confirmed that the FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.
Nancy Parker, 53, was a wife and mother of three who had worked as an anchor and reporter at FOX 8 in New Orleans for 23 years. Benson included in her post a photo of herself with Parker. "We lost a loving mother of three, a handsome human being, and an invaluable member of our community", Cantrell said. "He spent countless hours introducing flying to area youth through the Young Eagles program and Civil Air Patrol".
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell released a statement expressing admiration for Parker's work as a reporter. "Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time", Brees tweeted.Читайте также: Two cases of Ebola confirmed in new province of DRC
Authorities called the fiery crash "catastrophic" and "tragic".
Wendell Pierce, an actor known for his roles on "The Wire" and "Suits" who was born in New Orleans, also honored the journalist. "She made a difference in the lives of those she reported on".
"Nancy was an important voice for the community and was dedicated to the craft of journalism", NABJ President Dorothy Tucker said in a statement.
A fire broke out onboard the aircraft shortly after it crashed near a field in East New Orleans just after 3pm, according the National Transportation Board of Safety. We were best friends. "A true lover of New Orleans - and New Orleans truly loved her back".
Parker's husband, Glynn "Glen" Boyd, posted a heartbreaking message on Facebook early Saturday that read, "I would trade places with her right now".
Parker was from Alabama and began anchoring the news on radio when she was a high school senior, according to WVUE.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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