NTSB releases preliminary report for crash that killed Nancy Parker and Franklin Augustus

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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.

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