An award-winning local TV news anchor in Fresh Orleans died in a plane crash while involved in a story a pair of stunt pilot.
Nancy Parker, 53, was killed along with the pilot, Franklin J.P. Augustus, on Friday when the plane crashed into an approach camp at Fresh Orleans Lakefront Airport. The reason for the wreck in the investigation, local officials said.
Parker, who won five Emmy Awards For her work as a journalist, she was once an installation in Fresh Orleans, and at the residence where she worked for 23 years, her address was speaking. His colleagues drowned in tears as they shared news of the fatal crash at some point in his news.
“Nancy has been a pleasure working with everyday and every day,” said the home and traditional supervisor, Tim Ingram. “Today we have lost a beautiful journalist and close friend, the Fresh Orleans television community has lost a respectable fantasy, but before that, her family has lost another indispensable one, a mother and a daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Parker is survived by her husband and three children.
Native celebrities and officials, along with the mayor of Fresh Orleans, expressed misery about the deaths.
"Fresh Orleans no longer belonged to neutrals and five times loses the Emmy – a successful journalist, or a comfortably identified face on our TV shows," commented Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “We lost a mother of three, a phenomenal human being, and a helpful member of our community.”
My heart goes out to the family of Nancy Parker, a beloved reporter and news anchor in Fresh Orleans, another indispensable mother of three. Thoughts and prayers for all of you sometime at this time.
– Drew Brees (@drewbrees) August 17, 2019
Augustus was once a native of Fresh Orleans known for introducing sad young Americans to fly and deal as a drug recommendation. He described himself as the "saddest and easiest civil air delivery aerobatic pilot in the world" Times-Picayune / The Fresh Orleans Advocate reported.
"Both victims lost in this tragic incident were appreciated, one-of-a-kind Americans," commented Cantrell. “Our hearts and our fantasy come from their homes and everyone who knows them. Possibly by chance presumably Nancy and Franklin every relaxation in God's ideal peace. "
The National Department of Transportation and Safety talked about the fact that Friday's wreck was investigated and identified the plane as a Pitts S-2B, a gentle biplane aged in stunt competition in the 1940s.
The Parker family launched on Saturday that they had started a grant fund to honor Nancy Parker, a native of Opelika, Alabama, during the Community Foundation of East Alabama.