Bettina Hansen

photojournalism in musing and pictures

Plane Crash

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As I was writing the quadruplets post yesterday night around 1:30 a.m., I got a call about a small-engine plane that crashed about 45 minutes out of Baton Rouge, in a wooded area in Livingston Parish.  I headed right out there and stayed until a little after 11 a.m. this morning.  The crash site was in a remote area, so these are mostly photos of emergency crews preparing to excavate the site. If you would like to know more about the crash, please e-mail me at or visit

Needless to say it was a long shift and after pulling an all-nighter and sleeping for a little bit today, I am going to get back to bed.  My heart goes out to the three people aboard who did not survive the crash.  Thanks to David Mitchell, the Advocate staff writer, my editor Kevin Martin, photogs Arthur Lauck for letting me borrow his D3 and Travis Spradling for taking over at the scene and all of the emergency personnel who hung out and helped us along.














Written by bettinahansen

March 1, 2009 at 5:45 am

Posted in bettina hansen

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  1. wow, thats hard, stay safe and maybe dont fly in small planes please


    March 2, 2009 at 6:05 am

  2. You did a good job, I can feel the emotions of those that you shot. I love you and wish I could give you a big hug.

    Momma Mia

    March 3, 2009 at 2:34 am

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