Memorial Created on Anniversary of Lafayette Plane Crash [Photo]
A year after one of the most devastating events in Lafayette's history, a memorial has been created to honor and remember those who passed away in the plane crash from last December.
On the morning of December 28, 2019 a small plane carrying six of Acadiana's own, all headed to Atlanta to route on LSU in the Peach Bowl, tragically crashed at the post office on Feu Follet Road. Five of the six people onboard died in the plane crash. The surviving passenger suffered life-threatening burns over almost his entire body, and another person who was in the parking lot of the post office suffered serious injuries and burns.
Now, a small memorial has been created near the crash site in honor of those who passed away in the crash.
From KATC -
"A small memorial has been set up in the field where the plane crashed, a reminder of the tragedy that unfolded there. The memorial features a cross with five hearts. One for each of the victims. Five balloons, doves, and sets of fresh flowers in their memory fill the memorial space."
Passengers Ian Biggs, Carley McCord, Vaughn Crisp, Gretchen Vincent and Michael Walker Vincent passed away in the crash.
Stephen Berzas was the only survivor, being hospitalized for nearly 2 months with burns covering 75% of his body.
Danielle Britt, who was in the post office's parking lot that morning bringing donuts to her husband, was also injured from the plane crash and suffered burns covering 30% of her body.
As for now, the final report from the National Transportation Safety Board outlining what caused the plane to crash has yet to be released, but KATC reports it could be released within the next few months.
Read more at KATC.com.