Four people, including three from northeastern Louisiana, died Thursday afternoon in an airplane crash in the woods behind Ouachita Correctional Center in Richwood.
Dean Hart Sr. of West Monroe, owner of Hart Commercial Investments, and Max Larche of Bastrop, an engineer with Lazenby & Associates in West Monroe, were two of the passengers killed.
A third local man, Don Thompson of Monroe, was also listed on the passenger manifest. None of the victims have officially been identified
“We were standing around the burning fire, just sitting out there ... then my niece said, ‘Oooohhh, y’all look at that plane, it sounds like it’s fixin’ to crash,’ then I heard ‘whooom, whooom, whooom,’ then all of a sudden boom, big ole smoke, so everybody jumped in their cars and took off,” he said.
Then why are they reporting the names?