NEW ORLEANS – Less than three weeks after the fatal crash, the National Transportation Safety Board completed their Aviation Accident Preliminary Report.
The report explains that on August 16, a Pitts S2B aerobatic airplane registered to Drug Fighter LLC, was destroyed in a crash, shortly after takeoff from the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
Both the pilot, Franklin Augustus, and one passenger, news reporter Nancy Parker, sustained fatal injuries.
Nancy Parker was doing a documentary on the pilot, which included a local flight in the pilot’s aerobatic airplane.
The takeoff was filmed.
See the full report below.